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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.

Afraid of Happiness

This is a young woman's story of finding the support she needed from friends when her family responded negatively to her clinical depression.

Dying on the inside

This is the story of a young woman who made it through abuse, self-harm and a breakup with the support of a close friend.

Shake a full can a soda and it will burst!

A 22 year old woman's story of recovery from obsessive compulsive disorder and depression.

I’m a fighter and so are you!

This is Karen's story of learning to deal with her depression and overcoming the urge to self harm.

Losing hope

Here's a story about how losing hope can drive someone toward gang life.

How I got through it

This is a young woman's story of how positive thinking helped him cope with depression, anxiety and self-harm.

Getting help

This is Talissa's story of how she overcame social phobia and depression with the help of counseling.

I Am Stronger

This is Katie's story of battling anxiety disorders with the help of a good friend and therapy.

They say it doesn’t hurt

This is a young woman's story of how opening up about her arthritis and depression helped her social anxiety.

The upswing

This is the story of a young woman who found victory over depression and self-hatred.

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