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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.

It was not hard, but it hurt anyway

This is the story of a young woman recognizing the early signs of an abusive relationship and taking action.


This is Jess's story of recovering from abuse with the help of group and individual therapy.

Rising from the ashes

Here is Victoria's story of escaping an abusive relationship and dealing with the digital harassment that followed.

It’s what’s on the inside that counts

A young adult reflects on lessons learned from being teased and bullied because of a physical disfigurement.

The person I am today

This is Hollie's story of recovering from a sexual assault with the help of therapy and family support.

Losing hope

Here's a story about how losing hope can drive someone toward gang life.

Gangs and how to avoid them

This is a young man's story of how he found freedom from gang involvement.

Kind words

This is a young woman's story about overcoming the loss of multiple pregnancies and healing from the depression that followed.

Lost and found

Here is Anna's story of finding the support she needed to heal from sexual abuse.


This is a young woman's story about recovering from a sexual assault, violent home life and unplanned pregnancy.

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