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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.

“Dear me”: a letter to my old self

Here is a young woman’s letter to herself, reminding her of the hope she has found to cope with self-harm and depression.

I owe my best friend my life

Here is Katey’s story about the difference one good friend can make.

You can make it: learning to cope

This is a young woman’s story about the strength to conquer her suicidal thoughts.

Jess: Loving myself despite my depression

This is Jessica’s story of finding freedom from an emotional disturbance, thoughts of suicide and self-harm.

Struggling with Loneliness

A story about coping with the loneliness brought on by a physical disability.

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.

Once upon an eating disorder

This is Anna's story of struggling to overcome anorexia and depression.

How I overcame feeling alone in a crowd

This a real story about overcoming anger and overwhelming emotions by writing and talking to friends.

Holding onto life during tough times

This is Evelyn's story of seeking help and finding relief through therapy and writing.

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