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Friendships and Peer Relationships

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 bullying experience

This is the story of a young man who recovered from constant bullying and the racial attacks of friends.

Fighting teenage girl drama and gossip

The story of a young woman who took a stand against gossip and rumors.

I owe my best friend my life

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

Struggling against high school bullying

This is Kelly's story of learning to cope after being bullied and gossiped about at school.

Dealing with harassment from my “best friend”

Here is Jessica’s story of how she stood up to her best friend who began to physically abuse her.

Living with Asperger’s syndrome

Here's Michael's story of learning to live with Asperger's syndrome and the steps he took to make new friends.

Don’t give up: overcoming bullying

Here’s a young person’s story about fighting the battle of self-esteem.

Growing up in two cultures

A young man's story about figuring out how to live in two cultures - American and Lebanese.


This is a young woman's story of getting away from bad influences and finding a path back to herself.

Overcoming social anxiety

Here is Sarah's story of learning to cope with her social anxiety.

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