From feeling isolated in the family, to being alone through Jr. High and High School, depression and self-hate lead Matt to feeling like suicide was the best solution to his problems. Fortunately, he had friends and family who cared a lot more than he realized. Matt shares his experiences with you hoping you'll too realize that your future has so much more than your present circumstances reveal.
If you end it too soon, you'll never know the joy and happiness that is to be yours down the road. Don't cut yourself short by doing something that will prevent you from experiencing life's greatest moments.
After my baseball coach raped me, I didn't want anyone to know. I felt so ashamed and embarrassed. If I hadn't of gotten injured at school, I might not have ever told anyone, and I might not be alive today because of how much I wanted to not live with that pain anymore. Hopefully you don't take it that far, because what that person did to you does not define you.
It started when I was nine years old. I was too young to realize the depths of which my friends would take me, till one day it escalated so far that they raped me. I wore my guilt with the shame I felt I deserved for a lot of years. But today, I've decided that what they did does not define me. I am a strong, capable, and virtuous woman. And if something like this has happened to you, you can decide the same thing I did, and not let what they did define your future forever.