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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.


A young woman’s story of healing after being raped by a college senior and overcoming self-harm.

“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.

Conquering depression and self-harm

Story from a 15 year old female about conquering depression and self-harm with help from family and a psychologist.

You can make it: learning to cope

This is a young woman’s story about the strength to conquer her suicidal thoughts.

Recovering from a bad breakup

This is the story of a young man who found help from others to fight his depression and suicidal thoughts.

Jess: Loving myself despite my depression

This is Jessica’s story of finding freedom from an emotional disturbance, thoughts of suicide and self-harm.

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.

Overcoming depression by finding love

Here's Mike's story on finding love and conquering his depression.

Learning to smile despite my depression

Megan shares her experience of depression and what has helped her deal with it.

Learning to cope with anxiety and depression

This is Sara's story of finding the support she needed to cope with social anxiety and depression.

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