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Stand by me

Katie's story of coping with her anxiety by seeking help from close friends and family.

This is not the end

This is Shawna's story of finding the support she needed to cope with her depression.

The little things

This is the story of how creative outlets like writing helped Mia recover from self harm.

Teen angst and big macs

Luke talks about having an eating disorder, cutting, and being gay.

Just keep going

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

What happened from 13-18

This is a young woman's story of finding the strength to cope with her unhealthy habits and bipolar disorder after learning she was pregnant.

Hate to love

This is Tiffany's story of finding the strength and support to stop self-harming.

Dealing with self harm

Overcoming the urge to self-harm can be tough. This is the story of how sending a text helped set one young woman on the path towards recovery.

Speak up

Here is the story of how speaking up helped Samantha find the strength and support to battle depression.

Music: a true friend

This is Mike’s story of how music helped him cope with depression, loneliness and self-harm.

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