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Do you take care of yourself? At TheHopeLine we hear far too often of people harming themselves rather than caring for themselves. Because people often have been hurt and don’t know how to take care of their mental, emotional, and physical well-being, they turn to things like self-harm, eating disorders, anger, risky sex and other harmful “band-aids” to try to cover over their pain.

Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety. It’s also key to a good relationship with oneself and others. Self-care is “something that refuels us, rather than takes from us.” Self-care is knowing what we need to do in order to take care of ourselves.

This is a safe place to address any negative behaviors you may have adopted to cover up pain and look at positive alternatives, such as setting goals for yourself, finding your purpose, improving your reputation and learning to forgive.

After 25 years of talking with young adults we’ve heard it all, never judged, and provided hope.

Through blogs, eBooks, stories, podcasts and more find answers to these kinds of questions and much more:
.   How can I quit cutting for good?
.   How can I live a balanced life with food?
.   How can I forgive the person who hurt me?
.   How can I manage my anger?
.   How can I live life on the hard days?
.   What's my purpose?

Most Recent Blogs on Self-Care

Consequences of Cutting

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I have been, for the last several weeks, blogging about cutting. It is not easy, or pretty. But neither is cancer, and we deal with it everyday. Cutting is a nasty, horrific addiction. There is nothing quite like it, short of suicide. Though most cutters would claim they don’t want..Read more

How Can I Find Hope?

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LIFE. It can be really, stinkin’ hard sometimes, right? When your situation gets really tough…You just can’t find happiness anymore…Everything seems to be going against you… What keeps you from just giving up? HOPE. Have you ever wondered, “How Can I Find Hope?” Hope keeps you hanging on because it allows..Read more

How Can I Learn to Love Myself?

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I want you to hear this message today. It’s time to love yourself! I know for SO, SO many people this is hard. I’m overwhelmed with the number of messages I receive every week that are full of self-loathing. Here are just a few of the many received JUST. THIS...Read more

My Hero – Billy Graham

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God used Billy Graham to change my life. As I reflect back, Billy Graham was one of the top 5 people that had a dramatic influence over me. This man inspired me greatly. He was a shining example of someone who dedicated his life to reaching people who were searching..Read more

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Elanor’s Story: Depression, Self-harm, Suicide

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I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t feeling sad. I hope I haven’t always been, but ever since I was little I used to think there was always something telling me I was worthless and ugly; I thought my brain was broken. When I grew up my brother was..Read more

Jasman’s Story: Self-Harm

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Jasman’s Story: When I was about 7 years old my parents got divorced, but as far back as I can remember they were always fighting and arguing. I started to self-harm when I was 12.  I thought that there was no one out there who cared, knew what I was going..Read more

Struggles With Self-Harm

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Self-harm stems from pain so deep it feels as if there is no other way to take away the emotional pain.  Whether you have been abused, hurt, rejected, abandoned, or anything else that has caused you emotional trauma and you have turned to self-harm to cope…we are here for you.  If..Read more

I Was Going to Self-Harm

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Do You Struggle With Self-Harm Like Lucy? Lucy wrote to us at TheHopeLine® about a chat she had with a HopeCoach.  I was about to self-harm and I didn’t know where to turn so I went on here (TheHopeLine.com/gethelp) and this girl, a HopeCoach named Emily, talked with me. I..Read more

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Free eBook: Understanding a Relationship with God

A guide to understanding the basics of Christianity and a meaningful relationship with God.  Do You Feel Like Life is Meaningless? Are you wondering what your purpose is? Do you have questions about what Christians believe or what it means to be a Christian? At TheHopeLine we believe real and lasting HOPE can only come […]

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