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

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Dear me

Here is a young woman’s letter to herself, reminding her of the hope she has found to cope with self-harm and depression.

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You can make it

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

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

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My life

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

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Learning to cope

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

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Hope and hopeless

This is the story of a young woman who used positive thinking and creative outlets to heal from depression and self-harm.

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One minute at a time

This is Jaime's story of finding different ways to cope with the stress of a chronic illness.

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Smiling depression

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

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The twenty-ninth

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

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