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Violence, Sexual Assault and Anger

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A young woman’s story of healing after being raped by a college senior and overcoming self-harm.

My bullying experience

This is the story of a young man who recovered from constant bullying and the racial attacks of friends.

My story of overcoming my anger problem

A story about learning how to cope with anger that gets out of control.

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.

Dealing with harassment from my “best friend”

Here is Jessica’s story of how she stood up to her best friend who began to physically abuse her.

I never thought it would happen to me

This is the story of how a young woman found freedom from a controlling and abusive relationship.

Surviving harassment at school

This is Aubrey's story about how she deals with bullying from peers and manages the desire to self-harm through positive thinking.

Surviving a difficult family and becoming stronger

This is the story of a young woman who recovered from an abusive and controlling home life.

Making it through my darkest times

This is Holly's story of recovering from sexual abuse and learning to love and take care of herself with the support of family and good friends.

My story as a recovering abuser

This is a story about a girl who discovered her role as an abuser to her twin sister and sought help to correct her actions.

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