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Learning to deal with loss, abuse, and loneliness

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

Don’t give up: overcoming bullying

Here’s a young person’s story about fighting the battle of self-esteem.

“Just one last time” to “No more drugs or drinking”

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

Dealing with pregnancy after a one-night stand

This is the story of a young woman who learned the risks of one-night stands.

Learning the importance of safe sex

This is a young woman's story of how she faced an unplanned pregnancy and the lessons she learned about sexual health.

Overcoming social anxiety

Here is Sarah's story of learning to cope with her social anxiety.

How my dad’s drinking problem almost destroyed my family

This is the story of how good friends helped a young woman deal with her father's drinking problem.


A teen shares the experience of coping with isolation and loneliness.

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