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School Pressures

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.

Early bloomer

This is Jessi’s story about how joining a new group changed her life.

Just keep going

This is Madison's story about finding the help she needed to stop self harming.

Promises and razorblades

This is the story of a young man who found hope to overcome years of self-harm and suicidal thoughts.


This is Marty's story about discovering her learning disability and overcoming the depression and bullying that came with it.

New school problems: how to help them go away

Here are a young man's tips on how to survive the change to a new school environment.

Elementary school

This is Jasmine's story of coping with Asperger's syndrome and harassment at school.

Wrong decisions, wrong crowd

This is Tom’s story about facing tough consequences.

There is good in everyone, you just have to find it

This is Megan's story of overcoming bullies with the help of friends and a bystander.

No looking back

This is my story about accepting being gay, cutting, and learning to help myself by helping others.

Why me?

This is Meg's story of learning to deal with being bullied and the depression that followed.

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