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Health and Well-being

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.

Fierce about my Curves

Read about embracing and learning to love your unique body shape.

Learning to be proud of my religion

This is a young woman’s story about finding strength in God to overcome religious stereotypes.

Materialism is just a judgment

Here’s Madison’s story about taking a stand against materialism.

Your heart will heal

Here’s Allison’s story about reaching out after a hurtful breakup.

Heartbreak and the road back to sanity

This is a young woman’s story of healing from a sudden breakup, self-harm and thoughts of suicide.

Final year at school

A story about the stress of senior year, college admission, and disappointments.


Here is Samantha’s story about gaining the courage to ask for help.

When you get knocked down, get back up.

This is Kalee's story of how she discovered that healing is possible after experiencing sexual abuse and drug addiction.

Coping with stress

In this story, Marco explores how music and writing help him cope with his stress.

This is not the end

This is Shawna's story of finding the support she needed to cope with her depression.

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