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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.

Suicide stole a friend of mine

A young adult shares her story of coping with a friend's suicide and learning to share her feelings.

A driving force to live

Here’s a young man’s story about the difference love can make.

The sky is the limit

This is the story of a young woman who found healing from depression, family struggles and suicidal thoughts.

Always light at the end of the tunnel

A story about working through the urge to self harm with the support of friends and counseling.

Depression can take it’s toll on you

A story about what one young woman went through with depression.

Getting through suicide

This is Bianca’s story about overcoming suicide and her road back to happiness.

It will pass

This is Jess's story of learning to deal with difficult family dynamics.

Getting through it: from suicide to support

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

No hallelujah

Here is the story of how finding a safe space helped John deal with a painful childhood experience.

Even in the darkest moments, there is light

Ingrid shares her experience of overcoming depression and self-hatred.

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