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This is the story of how a school and community recovered from the back-to-back losses of three young people.

I’m a 16 year-old girl who suffers with depression

A 16 year-old female shares her story about living with depression.

You can make it: learning to cope

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

My life

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

Holding onto life during tough times

This is Evelyn's story of seeking help and finding relief through therapy and writing.

Hope is everything

This is Samantha's story of dealing with the loss of a close friend.

A sad sibling

A story about recovering after losing a brother and sister through suicide.

Broken But Still Beautiful

Bryan's story of triumphing over huge challenges in his life, including abuse and attempted suicide, by drawing on inner strength and realizing he truly wanted to be happy

Getting through the pain

Here’s a young woman’s story about seeking help for her depression.

Getting through it

This is Sarah's story of finding the strength and support to cope with suicidal thoughts.

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