I have sort of been through it too, however it was mainly thoughts. High school was such a bad experience for me, called names wherever I went, shoved into walls and doors violently. I hated it, I wanted to give up.
However, I listened to this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Vzpjv_kR4
I listened to the lyrics and realised that I shouldn't let them win. So, I left them thoughts, thought positively, and grew stronger. Since then, i've been a positive person, and try to look more at the good things rather than the bad.
I guess you could say, a song saved me. Friends who stood by me saved me.