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Anxiety: A blessing in disguise

This is Hannah's story of overcoming anxiety and depression in the eighth grade.

The day I was born again

This is Kennedy’s story about starting over.


Here is Samantha’s story about gaining the courage to ask for help.

Never give up, there’s light at the end of the tunnel

A high school student's story about overcoming depression.

This is not the end

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

The little things

This is the story of how creative outlets like writing helped Mia recover from self harm.

A fear of the unknown - happiness

Emily's story about overcoming her depression by finding strategies that increase feelings of happiness.

A driving force to live

Here’s a young man’s story about the difference love can make.

Pure emotional hell

A story about being bullied during high school years and getting through the subsequent depression with the help of several health and mental health professionals.

Chronic pain + job loss (military) = depression

How one veteran coped with depression brought on by chronic back pain, a medical discharge, and not having a job he wanted.

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