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Loss and Grief

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.

Learning to deal with loss, abuse, and loneliness

This is Emma's story of learning to cope with loss and overcome addiction.

Loss of a mother

Here is a young woman’s story about coping with the sudden loss of her mother.

Recovering from my best friend’s suicide

Read Sam's story about dealing with losing a close friend through suicide.

Living life through difficult times

Here's a story from Ally-Nicole about overcoming a life-altering illness.

Fighting loss and moving forward

This is a young person's story of overcoming multiple setbacks to discover that life is what you make it.

I regretted - but it was too late

A young man's story about his determination to live life to the fullest after the deaths of his uncle and friend.

A way out of depression

A story of a young woman who learned how to overcome life's disappointments and find creative outlets for her pain.

16 and Pregnant

This is Crystal's story of finding the family support she needed to face the challenges of an unexpected pregnancy.

After my mom passed away

This is Kayla's story of learning to cope after the loss of her mother.

Recovering from the deaths of my grandparents

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

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