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

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

How my school recovered from my friends’ suicides

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

You can make it: learning to cope

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

Recovering from a bad breakup

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

Recovering from my best friend’s suicide

Read Sam's story about dealing with losing a close friend through suicide.

Coping with my siblings’ suicides

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

Holding onto life during tough times

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

Instant noodles and orange juice

Here's a young man's story about overcoming a difficult season of life.

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 of a difficult breakup

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

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