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Dear me

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

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My life as a depressed college freshman

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

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You can make it

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

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I owe my best friend my life

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

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

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Using my power of will

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

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Once upon an eating disorder

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

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Alone in a crowd

This is a young woman’s story about gaining victory over her emotions.

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Holding on

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

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The life of a girl

This is Holly's story of recovering from sexual abuse and learning to love and take care of herself with the support of family and good friends.

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