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Becoming a young mother

Becoming a young mother

This is the story of a young woman who got pregnant in secondary school and had a lot to work through with her family and education.

Three words I was obsessed with

Three words I was obsessed with

The Leaving Certificate, the three words I became totally obsessed with in secondary school. After always doing very well in school things got a little tougher.

Living and rebuilding

Living and rebuilding

Living with someone suffering with depression can be difficult, even more so when it's your mother. Here is a powerful story from a young woman coping with her mother's depression and suicide attempts and also planning for her own future.

Learning from your mistakes

Learning from your mistakes

Here's a story from a ReachOut.com supporter who worked hard towards what they wanted after floundering at school. Sound familiar at all?

My green box

My green box

In this story a young person shares their strategy for dealing with urges to self harm.

A letter to self-harm

A letter to self-harm

A farewell letter to self harm

The perfection of masks

The perfection of masks

A young person talk about finding the support they need to overcome self-harm.

Never stop fighting

Never stop fighting

This story submitted by a young woman is about her experiences with self harm and how she has dealt with them.

Finding freedom

Finding freedom

Funny, six years ago I was almost a different person. I hated myself, I felt totally alone, and I was finding everyday a struggle to get through.

Cotton wool

Cotton wool

The story of a young woman about how she asked for help to get through her self harm and depression.

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