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.
Here is the story of a girl who found the courage to heal from a troubled past with the support of a good friend.
This is Lexi's story of how she found confidence after recovering from self-harm and bullying.
On the path to recovering from self-harm, relapses can happen. This is Jalen's story of coping with a setback by seeking help.
This is Addi's story of recovering from a sports injury and the depression it triggered.
This is a young woman's story of how she learned to face her depression and take the first step towards change.
Here is Abby's story of learning to deal with the fallout of a friendship complicated by sex.
This is Jaime's story of finding different ways to cope with the stress of a chronic illness.
Check out the answers to questions asked about coping strategies, how to help friends when they are depressed, and how to deal with negative thoughts.
This is Hannah's story of how she found healing from self-harm and perfectionist tendencies by giving back to others.