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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 story as a recovering abuser

This is a story about a girl who discovered her role as an abuser to her twin sister and sought help to correct her actions.

Drugs only numb—learning to cope without them

This is Crystal’s story of how she came to learn the value of sobriety.

Instant noodles and orange juice

Here's a young man's story about overcoming a difficult season of life.

Recovering from the deaths of my grandparents

A story about how one young woman came through with a series of problems and tough times.

Witness to a parent’s “affair”

Here's Alex's story of learning to cope with her parents' separation.

When my life turned into a bad movie

This is the story of a young woman who, through hard work and determination, found a way to stand up for her dreams.

Overcoming sibling abuse

Here’s Maggie’s story about healing from abuse and PTSD.

My struggle with an alcoholic father and brother

This is a young person's story of recognizing the damage caused by drug and alcohol abuse in her family and finding the strength to protect herself.

Breaking away from my family’s problems to make my own path

Here’s a young woman’s story about breaking free from her family and creating a new pattern for her life.

From depression to self-expression

This is Jaime's story of finding different ways to cope with the stress of a chronic illness.

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