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Growing Up with an Abusive Father

You grow up in a typical family, with mom, dad, and a few other siblings. Everything is life is great. Everybody is happy and gets along. But one day, something is different with dad. His has been more angry than normal. Maybe he is just stressed with work. So you assume it is just a phase and hope everything will go back to the way things were.

Later, you notice mom hasn’€™t been herself lately either. She is quiet. Her head is down most of the day. She has also not been around the house as much either. Dad asks you do vacuum the house. Once you are finished, he is frustrated with you because you didn’€™t do it fast enough. He screams and lashes out. He then hits you in the face. You bleed and cry with no one to go to. It all makes sense. Dad has been physically abusing mom and now you.

You run to your room and lock the door. You sit in the corner sobbing. Your mind starts running, overcome by the moment of being physically abused. Questions being to swirl’€”how could he do this? Why would he hit me? I thought he loved us? Days pass and you feel unsafe. Dad is becoming more and more angry. It is almost the new norm for him to be continually screaming and shouting. You then start to despise your dad. You dream of when you grow-up; you will never be the person he was.

However, we have a God watching over us who loves you unconditionally. In the moments when we have no one to run or talk to, God is always there for you and He will never leave your side when your earthly father may have left you.

Here at RemedyLIVE, we want to help. Do you feel like you have no one you can talk to about your struggles? Why not chat with us? You can talk with an adult on our 24/7 anonymous chat room. Go to our homepage and click ‘€˜chat now’€™ to get started. You can also text the word, ‘€˜Remedy,’€™ to 494949 and chat with a SoulMedic on your phone. Don’€™t fight these issues alone. Let us help. Chat with us today!

Emotions and Self-Harm

Emotions can be stronger than we think. We sometimes only acknowledge emotions like happiness, sad, and anger to name a few. The emotions we run away from like depression, disgust, and fear can overrun our thinking process. This in turn affects our coping methods of dealing with those emotions

How do you handle those emotions? Do you run and hide? Do you sit and sulk feeling horrible about whatever may have happened? Maybe you resort to self-harm? The method of harming yourself can vary. Many see cutting as an escape. According to TeenHelp.com, 55% of those who cut say they use it as a way to get their minds off of their problems. 45% say it helped them to relax or relieve stress.

Of course, this is not the only form of self-harm. Some people resort to burning themselves with a lit match, cigarettes, or other hot objects to put over a flame. Simpler forms include punching or hitting oneself. This is an attempt to numb the internal pain of an issue by trying to replace it with physical pain.

However, there is a God who loves you and is offering you grace and healing. He wants you to come to him with all your issues and problems. Offering those to him can help you release the emotional toll you put on yourself, inside of keeping them bottled up.

If you are addicted to self-harming or any other issue and want to find a way out, RemedyLIVE is committed to having a conversation with you. We chat, we listen, we love. If you are going through hard times, we want to hear from you. Talk with a trusted adult on our anonymous chat by clicking ‘€œchat now,’€ on our homepage. Can’€™t get to a computer, text the word ‘€œRemedy,’€ to 494949 and chat on your phone. We want to help you through the struggles life presents. You are not alone and it is never to late start a conversation. Chat with us today!

The Accessibility of Porn

We live in a technologic world. Everything and anything can be accessed in a matter of seconds with a quick click of the mouse. It can also be from anywhere in the world using either your phone or tablet. The Internet can be a used as a tool for work, fun, and social intake. But more often than not, it is used to fill peoples mind with filth society says is ‘€œokay.’€

The access to pornography has increasingly become faster and easier than ever before. According to Covenant Eyes, research shows that 1 in 5 searches for porn are from mobile devices. It is easy to view. Once you are isolated at home alone, in your room with a tablet, the temptation can become overwhelming. According to Fight the New Drug, 25% of search engine requests are sex related. That is about 68 million searches a day. But it is easy to hide when you clear your browsing history.

Having a run-in with porn is becoming a more and more regular occurrence, even when it is not be purpose. Covenant Eyes found in a survey from 2010, over 25% of teens ages 16 and 17 were exposed to porn online, ‘€œWhen they did not want to see it.’€ No one is in the clear from facing the dangers of finding porn online, even if you didn’€™t mean to. It could be a tempting advertisement or link that popped up during your web browsing. However, the age when kids first experience porn has become younger and younger and is very alarming. Fight the New Drug also discovered the average age of being exposed to porn for the first time is at 11 years old.

The numbers are staggering. If you caught in the trap of pornography and wish to find freedom, talk with us. Don’€™t let your struggle stay a secret. We know the pain you are going through. Here at RemedyLIVE, we want to come along-side you with whatever you may be going through. You can chat with a SoulMedic. These are trusted adults who are willing and waiting to have a conversation with you. Click ‘€˜chat now’€™ on our homepage to engage with them. We chat, we listen, we love. Chat with us today!

Date Rape: Road To Recovery

You knew that there was a risk and you knew that it happened to some people’€”but you didn’€™t expect it to happen to you. You trusted them. You trusted him’€¦or maybe you hardly knew him at all. Regardless, you expected more from yourself and thought you had a better judge of character. If only you could just go back and change your decision’€”if only you could just go back and undo that entire day. Memories swarm your mind and overwhelm your emotions leaving you disgusted and unable to push forward with yourself. How are you supposed to feel? How are you supposed to move on? How are you supposed to forget? Although you know that what happened to you wasn’€™t fair and that you didn’€™t deserve it, you still blame yourself.

They/He stole something from you’€”an innocence, a comfort, something precious and intimate. Something that was yours. Previously you hadn’€™t realized that all of it could be taken from you so quickly. But it did, just like that it happened changing your life forever. As time passes the feelings of isolation and filthiness get worse. You don’€™t want to view yourself this way, but you don’€™t know how to stop. You’€™re not you anymore’€”you’€™re scared, lack self-confidence, and hardly have a desire to do any of the things you used to hold so dearly in your heart. If only you could scream out your frustration to the world around you. If only you could have people understand what you are going through and find people who know how to help you. But would anyone really understand?

The truth is, there are people who get it. There are unfortunately a lot of people who get it. Despite the traumatic situation and unfortunate experience, the truth is there are many who have been able to find hope despite what happened to them. There are many who have been able to rise above and take back their life’€¦ but the key to their success was by not doing it alone…by not keeping their story a secret. There are people who care about you. People who deeply care about you and love you. Here at RemedyLIVE we are here to chat, listen, and love. We want you to know that you are never alone and we want to help you get the help that you deserve. Chat with us today by clicking the ‘€œChat Now’€ button on the homepage or by texting ‘€œRemedy’€ to the number 494949.

Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

Why do good people die? Why do hard workers lose their jobs? Why are loving parents unable to conceive children? Why do innocent children get abused? Why do thousands of people die from hunger and thirst? If there is a God out there, a loving God, why does he allow you to suffer?

The pain you feel. The deep overpowering hurt that fills your thoughts. The instant replay rolling through you head on a never-ending cycle. The harsh reality that you genuinely don’€™t know how to move on from this. You feel so small because of the storm of trauma and fear that’€™s standing right in front of you. The world is scary. Everywhere you turn, every news report, every paper, and every article shared on Facebook is filled with dark deeds done by bad people and unpreventable events done to helpless people. You can’€™t escape it. You want to keep living your life and pretend like these things don’€™t affect you. Pretend like you aren’€™t worried every time you’€™re walking alone or leaving the country. The worst part is, there are no answers. No explanations. No reasons or justifications. It appears to be nothing but pain.

So why? Why do bad things happen? Doesn’€™t God know that it hurts?

If you or someone you know is struggling with working through a traumatic event or difficult situation, we would love to chat with you. We are here to chat, listen, love and help you to get the help/answers you deserve. The world can be a confusing place and keeping it bottled in can be more damaging than processing through it with someone who has an open ear. Someone who has your best interest in mind and someone who wants to help you in whichever way they can. Our SoulMedics are available 24/7 you can either chat in by texting the word ‘€œRemedy’€ to 494949 or by clicking the button ‘€œChat Now’€ on the home screen

Confusion: When Someone You Love Commits Suicide

100 million different things are running through your head. Different thoughts. different feelings. But the one that stands out the most, the one that trumps all of the others, confusion. The big WHY. The one question that you just can’t make sense of, no matter how many times you run it through your head, no matter how many situations you come up with, and no matter how many reasons you create to explain ‘€¦it just doesn’€™t make sense.

There is sadness inside of you that you have never felt before. A deep painful hurt, a deep painful agony buried right in your heart’€¦and although you know that it is there, you don’€™t have the slightest clue how to handle it. And although that thing inside of you is making you sick, you’€™re not sure you even want to deal with. Is it easier to just ignore everything? To ignore the pain, confusion, loss, heartbreak, agony, and sadness. Is it something you can fight all by yourself? At first, you think maybe you can. Maybe it will just be easier for everyone that way, because no one else knows remembers them the way you did and no one else will have the right answers. But as time goes on you begin to realize it is eating away at you. The hurt you have stored is manifesting and growing’€¦and you feel stuck. Stuck in loneliness and apathy. Stuck in depression.

Here at RemedyLIVE we care. We know the importance of sharing your struggle’€”even if it’€™s scary at first and even if hurts more, initially. But when we take that step, when we open up about how we are TRULY doing, that darkness that has settled into our hearts gets exposed to light for the first time. You are not alone, you are not alone now, and you will never be alone. We want to help you get the help you deserve. We want to be that loving ear, who hears you out and listens to how you are feeling. Chat with us today by clicking on the ‘€œChat Now’€ button or texting ‘€œRemedy’€ to 494949.

To The Hopeless

You look at your life. You see the moments you are living in and that’€™s just about it. You can’€™t picture anything to come’€¦anything greater or anything worth it. You search, you try to orchestrate something in your brain, some event or some situation, that would make the pain you are feeling now, worth it’€¦as long as you get to that point. Instead. You end up just sitting there mind blank as if you are just staring at a black wall. Nothing really coming nothing really going, just empty thoughts and missing dreams. You remember a time when the world seemed like this beautiful new place with endless possibilities. Maybe you remember the event that changed that for you’€¦ or maybe it just crept in slowly at first, then suddenly all at once. Suddenly you’€™re in a place where the questions ‘€œWhat’€™s my purpose?’€ ‘€œWhat’€™s the purpose of life?’€ ‘€œWhy am I here?’€ fill your brain and rob your thoughts.

You feel hopeless. You feel lost’€¦like your running in the dark desperately chasing after the light‘€¦but you don’€™t know where to find it, at this point willing to try anything.

We get it. Many of us have been there ourselves. Here at RemedyLIVE we want you to know that you are not alone. You are not the only person who has felt this way and you are not the last person either. Life is difficult and at times extremely overwhelming’€¦but that light you are searching for’€¦those answers you are seeking’€¦there are answers for them. You have a purpose. There is a reason you are here, a reason far greater than anything you could ever imagine for yourself. Most importantly there is a hope. There is a reason to keep going and to push through the tough times. We would love to chat with you about what that is and help you to see the hope for your life when it’€™s hard for you to see it yourself. We are here to listen to your heart and to be a person to talk through your struggles with. Chat with us today by clicking on the Chat Now button on the homepage or by texting the word ‘€œRemedy’€ to 494949.

I Have No Real Friends

Sure, maybe you ‘€œhave’€ friends. You talk to them in between classes and usually hangout with them on the weekends. They are usually your go to person when you need to talk to someone. From an outsider looking in, yeah you guys are friends.

But in reality you feel like the friendship does more bad then good. Aren’€™t friendships supposed to be fun and uplifting? Something to distract you from the stress in your life and people you can go to share your heart and struggles with. Friends are supposed to be people who are there for you no matter what right? They are supposed to be those people who genuinely want the best for you.

When you look at your friendships though, you feel like you don’€™t matter to them. As if their life would be the same whether or not you were there. They actually talk to you only when it is convenient for them and only hangout with you when there is something that will benefit them through it. They would deny it of course if you called them out on it. You feel manipulated and disposable.

You want friends who are actually interested in how you are doing. How you are really doing. You want to be known. You’€™re tired of the unnecessary drama and the constant gossip. Always talking about someone behind their back and then being best friends with them again a couple hours later. It is draining and causes you to feel self conscious about who is doing the same thing to you.

Here at RemedyLIVE we have SoulMedics ready to chat with you now, who get it. They get the struggle of feeling alone and isolated even when people surround you. They understand the struggle of trying to find true friends who genuinely care about you. We want to hear your heart and about your struggle, and from there help you get the help that you deserve. Chat with us today!

 

 

Out Of Control

Things are constantly changing. Everywhere you look change is happening, people grow, events come and go, and life moves on. If you allow yourself to look at it for too long, and focus too generally on the world surrounding you’€¦its easy to realize you are out of control. There are too many unexpected situations to plan for all of them, too many people who’€™s minds think differently than yours, and far too many questions that go unanswered’€¦for you to actually keep everything in your control.

There is an overwhelming sensation that comes over you when you have this realization. Because you have to live a life with no guarantee of consistency. No knowledge about who will be in your life in 5 years, where you will be, or what you will be doing. Every time something new comes into play or something you liked and found security in changes’€¦you feel as if the ground below you falls out and there you are’€¦left falling into this dark pit of not knowing. You don’€™t know what’€™s going to be down there, if it will be warm, if it will be rocky, if it will be lonely. You just don’€™t know. That’€™s the scariest part. The unknown.

You long for security and consistency. You long for stabilization and reliance. You long or someone or something you can fall to when your world crashes down around you.

Here at RemedyLIVE, we get it. We understand that the world around us is ever changing and overwhelming. The best part is, we have hope for you. Chat with us today and we would love to share more about this hope with you and help you to get the help you deserve. Either text in with the keyword ‘€œremedy’€ to 494949, or go to our website and hit the chat now button.

Who Am I?

You ask yourself constantly. Desperately trying to get an answer. Desperately trying to understand. For a little while you believe you are one thing, a couple days later it changes, and then someone new comes along who acts a way completely different than any way you have acted before. It enthralls you, so you begin to live like them. Adopting their ways, their interest, and their clothes. Unfortunately, you had a fall out’€¦ and now not only are you not friends anymore but you want nothing to do with them. So here you are left, trying to figure out who you are now.

Do you go back to what you were like before? Do you start something completely new? Asking yourself over and over again, who am I? What do you like to do? What are you like? What do you believe in? The problem is, everything you have believed previously and everything you have to base the answers of these off of’€¦have been situational. You think you believe in one thing, but then someone convinces you otherwise. Everything you stand for is completely temporary, leaving you actually believing in nothing.

So who are you? The world demands an answer, constantly asking and constantly putting you in positions where you have to choose a side. You want satisfaction that never ends, yet you feel completely overwhelmed and there is this longing inside of you that wants to know it’€¦to know who you are.

Here at RemedyLIVE, we get it. We get the struggle of finding identity in this diverse and ever changing world. We also know how easy it can be to feel alone, especially when you have no one to talk about it with. We have SoulMedics ready to help you with just that. Someone who is ready to chat, listen, and love. Chat with us today by texting the word ‘€œRemedy’€ to 49494 or by clicking the Chat Now button on our homepage.