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Girl Who Hated Everything About Herself

Note: This story mentions self-harm/suicidal ideation. If you or someone you know is struggling, or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 to reach the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Confidential chat is also available at 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Before attending the Saprea Retreat I was the girl who hated everything about herself. My self-confidence was so low and many days it was hard to get out of bed. I had suicidal thoughts almost every day and felt unworthy. I felt alone and that no one else understood my pain. This was until I met a group of strong courageous girls who showed me I was not alone. Who showed me that what has happened to me as a child was not my fault and I am not to blame. 

At the Saprea Retreat I had a very difficult time sharing my story with others but even so it helped to hear others talk about their life and how they cope. I became especially close to a couple girls during this time and was able to share some of my story, which was a huge step for me. 

When I came home I felt like a completely different person. I had more confidence, I didn’t feel as alone anymore and I started to see light at the end of a very dark tunnel. 

Thank you to Saprea for changing my life and for helping me find my way again. 

-Alyssa, Survivor