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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.

Living with paranoid schizophrenia

Here is a young person's story of dealing with schizophrenia and the bullying that followed the diagnosis.

Male born in a female body

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

Struggling against high school bullying

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

Learning to deal with loss, abuse, and loneliness

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

Learning from my alcoholic dad

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

Just one last time

This is the story of a young woman who turned her life around from an addiction to drugs and alcohol.

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