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Please take a look at BritLawrence's journal entry. A carefully selected compilation of deviations are featured in this journal, and together they send the central message, "you are not alone."

"I made this motivational journal with themes including fighting depression, bullying, self harm, hope, strength, and recovery. The main message of "you aren't going through this alone" is executed through music and photos that create a unique experience for the viewer. It features work from artists all over DeviantArt who have shared their struggles and recovery through photos and creations of their own." -BritLawrence

Don't you EVER give upPlease play the song while viewing this journal. I've tried my hardest to create a, well, a kind of experience for you. The music plays a crucial role in delivering that experience and a very important message. I promise you won't regret it. Just make sure the whole journal is loaded, turn on your speakers, push play, and start scrolling. The song is about 4 minutes so keep that in mind as you scroll. Please share this journal and help spread it's message!

depression? by DropDeadGirl

Thank you for your time and support! :rose:
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Welcome, our goal is to help raise awareness for all types of abuse, please help spread awareness by joining and contributing. :heart:

If you break the rules you'll be given a warning; if you break the rules a second time you'll be suspended briefly, any further violations will result in your permanent ban.

:bulletblue: No flaming, spamming, derogatory comments.
:bulletblue: Submissions are currently unlimited, but as the size of the group increases, we may limit the number of submissions per day. If the group is flooded with submissions, particularly by one person, we will accept these submissions slowly. If your submission expires you may submit it again.
:bulletblue: We only accept art that is related to the awareness and prevention of the following causes:
:bulletpurple: Child abuse
:bulletpurple: Domestic violence of any kind
:bulletpurple: Poverty
:bulletpurple: Hunger
:bulletpurple: Self-harm
:bulletpurple: Mental health
:bulletpurple: Human trafficking

Please make sure your submission is clearly related to one or more of the above causes. Submissions that have vague meaning or appear to be unrelated will be declined. Declinations are based on content, not skill.

Note: Remember, this group is to promote awareness for a cause. Unlike other groups, submissions are not judged on talent, but on relativity to the group and on content.

If you have any links, phone numbers or information regarding these causes please comment, note the group, or note me, IntelligentZombie, thank you!

Prevention of child abuse is a cause close to my heart, as people I know and love have been affected by child abuse, including dear friends and family members. I'm researching international aid and I'll be adding links for different places as I find and research them.

If you have links to anything regarding this subject, or if you have artwork that represents it, please don't hesitate to note me, IntelligentZombie and I'll include it below. My goal is to raise awareness of the help that is available, as well as promote activism and to encourage people to read the literature regarding abuse.

This isn't just about children reaching out for help, but also for people reaching out to help children. Never think you're powerless. There's a hero inside everyone. :heart:

(If any of these links don't work, please let me know right away! :) )

General information:
:bulletblue:… (This is the same as the first link for American aid, but the information itself is important to anyone, regardless of nationality)
:bulletblue:… (11 Facts About Child Abuse)
:bulletwhite: (International Child Abuse Network)

:bulletblue: ( a large list of helplines)
:bulletblue: www.childhelplineinternational…

Aid in the USA and Canada
:bulletblack:… ( 1-800-442-4453

Aid in the USA:
:bulletblue:… (
:bulletblue: (
:bulletblue: (RAINN)
:bulletblue:… (Boystown National Hotline- 1-800-448-3000)
:bulletblue: (
:bulletblue: dreamcatchersforabusedchildren… (

State specific aid:
:bulletred:… (

New York:
:bulletred: www.childabusepreventionprogra… (Child Abuse Prevention Program)
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North Carolina:
:bulletred:… (North Carolina Child Protective Services)

Aid in Australia
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:bulletred:… (Friends hotline 800-4357)

Aid in Canada:
:bulletpurple:… (Kids Help Phone- 1-800-668-6868)
:bulletpurple:… (Little Warriors)
:bulletpurple:… (

City specific aid:
:bulletpurple: Edmonton: ([780]211)

Aid in the UK
:bulletgreen: (Childline, 0800 1111)

Similar causes:

Human trafficking:
:bulletorange:… (

Fighting back against assault- self defense
:bulletorange: (

Aid for depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide (To Write Love On Her Arms)

News articles and journals here on
:bulletblue:… (Article by Reginadiedraghi)
:bulletblue:… you know a child is being abused- article by shadowlight-oak)

Music, videos and art:… (The Little Girl- song by John Michael Montgomery)… (Alyssa Lies- song by Jason Michael Carroll)… (Concrete Angel- song by Martina McBride)








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ThornsofPurpleRoses Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As far as "Child abuse" is concerned, does this cover all ranges of abuse - Physical, mental, emotional, and sexual?

Do you accept deviations that are about rape/incest?
toxic--sunrise Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Uhm. Sure. Go for it.
Foxette-Faynge Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I am photographing a dear friend of mine, I gave her the anonymous name 'Amelia', who has been abused and given me permission to share her story. They're artistic nude photos.

It would mean a lot to me, and I'm sure to her, if I could have her story in your group once the photos are up. Would that be okay?
toxic--sunrise Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Sure thing. I don't see any reason why not. So, I guess just drop us a line then, 'kay?
Purplecherry5 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be fine~
ProudPumaGirl22 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I have reason to believe my friend is being emotionally abused.. is ANYONE willing to answer questions and help me? I can't let this happen anymore.
toxic--sunrise Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
I'm a bit slow at these comments, but I'll help as much as I possibly can.
ProudPumaGirl22 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Thank you
toxic--sunrise Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Of course. You can talk to me here, or note me, or we can talk some other way.
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Purplecherry5 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Since I am not a professional, I am wary of trying to answer you, but we have a plethora of links on the front of the group's page that can help. If you try them and don't have any success, lemme know and I will try to help as much as possible~
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