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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.

Jess: Loving myself despite my depression

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

Believing in myself even when my parents didn’t

Here is Tawni’s story about focusing on the future to get through a difficult time.

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.

Loss of a mother

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

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.

I never thought it would happen to me

This is the story of how a young woman found freedom from a controlling and abusive relationship.

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