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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.

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.

Living life through difficult times

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

16 and Pregnant

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

Recovering from the deaths of my grandparents

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

After my mom passed away

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

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.

Don’t Stop Believin’: Coping with the Loss of Cory Monteith

Summer intern and devoted Gleek Andres Gutierrez reflects on dealing with the loss of "Glee" star Cory Monteith and the unique challenges around grief and substance abuse.

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