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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.

Cotton wool

A story by a young adult female about self-harm and finding the courage to ask for help.

Raising myself

This is Samantha's story of finding the strength to cope with an unstable home.


A poem by Wade about being there for a friend.

It’s never too late

A story of overcoming loss,depression, anxiety, and the urge to self harm it triggered.

Cherry Coke and love

Marina's story of learning to cope with the urge to self-harm with the help of a good friend and supportive boyfriend.

All of the above

Victoria's story of finding the courage to seek professional help to cope with her depression and urge to self-harm.

From pain to gaining hope

Dezstany's story of overcoming childhood rejection and abuse with the help of friends and healthy new habits.

Get involved

This is Dominique's story of finding the support she needed to cope with her urge to self-harm.

Staying positive

After a difficult childhood, Sami wasn't sure how to cope. This is the story of how she discovered the support she needed to quit self harming and learn to smile again.

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