I Was the Girl Who Hated Everything About Herself

Before attending The Haven 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 Haven 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 The Younique Foundation for changing my life and for helping me find my way again.

-Alyssa, Survivor