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My bullying experience

This is the story of a young man who recovered from constant bullying and the racial attacks of friends.

My life as a depressed college freshman

This is the story of young woman who found joy after a tough transition into college life.

Caught cheating on a test

Here is the story of a young woman who got a second chance and learned to value the authority in her life.

How my school recovered from my friends’ suicides

This is the story of how a school and community recovered from the back-to-back losses of three young people.

The consequences of weed

Here is the story of how a young man discovered that life is better when he is not addicted to marijuana.

Struggling against high school bullying

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

Male born in a female body

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

Living with Asperger’s syndrome

Here's Michael's story of learning to live with Asperger's syndrome and the steps he took to make new friends.

Don’t give up: overcoming bullying

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

Surviving harassment at school

This is Aubrey's story about how she deals with bullying from peers and manages the desire to self-harm through positive thinking.

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