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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.

“Dear me”: a letter to my old self

Here is a young woman’s letter to herself, reminding her of the hope she has found to cope with self-harm and depression.

I owe my best friend my life

Here is Katey’s story about the difference one good friend can make.

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.

Don’t give up: overcoming bullying

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

Finding a depression and anxiety treatment

This is Eli’s story of how he learned to find joy in life by controlling his racing thoughts and anxiety.

Living life through difficult times

Here's a story from Ally-Nicole about overcoming a life-altering illness.

Feeling comfortable with my homosexuality

Here is the story of a young man who learned to embrace his own sexuality and find comfort in his own sense of self-worth.

Believing in myself

The story of a woman who faced the challenges of her physical illness and abusive home life with perseverance and acceptance.

10 year old anorexic to 13 year old Pro scooter rider

Here is Will's story of overcoming anorexia with the help of therapy and a new stress-relieving activity.

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