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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.

The troubling road to happiness

This is Deja's story of learning to cope with the loss of a parent and the depression it triggered.

Guardian angel

This is a young woman's story of dealing with the loss of a good friend who helped her through a tough time.

This past 3 months


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This is Angela's story of how her faith in God helped her cope with the sudden death of her best friend.


A young woman's poem about missing a loved one who died by suicide.

ReachOut when you think it’s impossible

Story from a young male about reaching out when things seemed hopeless, volunteering, and getting a lot more out of it than he could even have imagined.

Hard times

Celina's story of coming out to close friends and dealing with both negative and positive reactions.

Oh baby

A 22 year old female's story about an unplanned pregnancy.


This is Maribeth's story of finding the support she needed to cope with the loss of her brother.

What saved me

Paige's story of learning to cope with her grief over a good friend by changing her perspective and focusing on positive goals.

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