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What it’s like to be a survivor

Victoria Harris
1 min readSep 30, 2020


First and foremost I would like to mention that I feel there’s a misconception about these teen Behavorial schools and labeling these kids as “totally out of control teens”. As a survivor myself, I’ve met a mixture of kids.

Kids who ditched once, kids who experimented with weed once, kids who were there with a belief that they were suppose to learn leadership skills, kids sent away due to a bad boyfriend/girlfriend, and then we have the kids who were runaways and drug addicts.

One thing I can say is that most girls weren’t “totally” out of control. I can explain later, why some actually were.

Most of us came from very conservative families. Families that thought any sort of regular teenage rebellion was due for some major corrective action.

Many girls maybe tried weed once or ditched twice. Their parents then created what they feared, their children came out of these programs really losing control. What do you expect? All I can say is I understand why. I understand why I have sisters who lost it after this place. Every sister, every survivor was desperate to control their life in some shape or form.

I think the hardest part about being a survivor is living with the memories for a lifetime. Being constantly reminded of isolation through everyday living.

This wasn’t like a prison. It was worse.

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