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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.

Jess: Loving myself despite my depression

This is Jessica’s story of finding freedom from an emotional disturbance, thoughts of suicide and self-harm.

Struggling against high school bullying

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

The road to becoming me

Here’s Sidney’s story of how she stood up for her sexual identity after facing resistance from her family.

Learning from my alcoholic dad

Here is a young person's story of dealing and distancing herself from her alcoholic father.

From hopelessness to hopeful

This is the story of a young woman who used positive thinking and creative outlets to heal from depression and self-harm.

Male born in a female body

Struggling to come out as transgender? Read Joe’s story.

Living with bipolar disorder

This is Cheyenne’s story of how she learned to cope with the side effects of bipolar disorder.

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