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ReachOut Stories are written by young people for young people. If you want to share your own story, we encourage you to do so in the ReachOut Forums.

My life as a depressed college freshman

This is the story of young woman who found joy after a tough transition into college life.

Loss of a mother

Here is a young woman’s story about coping with the sudden loss of her mother.

Dealing with close-minded parents

This is Mary's story about how she coped with the backlash from coming out to conservative parents.

I hate being alone

This is Megan's story of confronting and managing her monophobia, or fear of being alone.

Finding yourself

This is Paige's story of finding the support she needed to cope with her anxiety and depression.

Finding a depression and anxiety treatment

This is Eli’s story of how he learned to find joy in life by controlling his racing thoughts and anxiety.

Overcoming social anxiety

Here is Sarah's story of learning to cope with her social anxiety.

Learning to cope with anxiety and depression

This is Sara's story of finding the support she needed to cope with social anxiety and depression.

Anxiety comes and goes

This is the story of a young man who found release from his anxiety through faith in God.

Recovering from the deaths of my grandparents

A story about how one young woman came through with a series of problems and tough times.

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