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Violence, Sexual Assault and Anger

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.

Feeling orphaned to feeling loved

How an adopted young woman learned to accept the love of friends and family.

Not A victim, I’m a SURVIVOR

Here is Lauren’s story of healing from a sexual assault.

Dirty liar

This is the story of a young woman who faced an ex-boyfriend's hurtful betrayal and the public embarrassment that followed.

From sexual abuse to self-abuse, how I got through

This is Hannah's story of how she found healing from self-harm and perfectionist tendencies by giving back to others.

Never underestimate your ability to succeed

Nicole shares her experience of how she overcame anxiety and low self-confidence.

Helpless victim to strong survivor

A young adult shares her story of how she survived sexual abuse.

I was sexually assaulted

A story about being sexually assaulted and finding a sense of relief in sharing what happened with a best friend.

When you get knocked down, get back up.

This is Kalee's story of how she discovered that healing is possible after experiencing sexual abuse and drug addiction.

Coping with stress

In this story, Marco explores how music and writing help him cope with his stress.

Dealing with his anger

This is a young woman’s story about coping with an emotionally and verbally abusive older brother.

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