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Managing Stress

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.

Your heart will heal

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


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

Breaking away from my family’s problems to make my own path

Here’s a young woman’s story about breaking free from her family and creating a new pattern for her life.

Final year at school

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

Coping with stress

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

Dealing with his anger

This is a young woman’s story about coping with an emotionally and verbally abusive older brother.

Music: a true friend

This is Mike’s story of how music helped him cope with depression, loneliness and self-harm.

Everything moves in slow motion

This is Tempest’s story about how seeking help and leaning on others helped her find hope.

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