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.
This is Evelyn's story of seeking help and finding relief through therapy and writing.
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.
On the path to recovering from self-harm, relapses can happen. This is Jalen's story of coping with a setback by seeking help.
Bryan's story of triumphing over huge challenges in his life, including abuse and attempted suicide, by drawing on inner strength and realizing he truly wanted to be happy
This is a young woman's story of how she learned to face her depression and take the first step towards change.
Here’s a young woman’s story about seeking help for her depression.
A young woman talks about supporting her boyfriend who has depression.
Check out the answers to questions asked about coping strategies, how to help friends when they are depressed, and how to deal with negative thoughts.