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Adjusting to unemployment

Adjusting to unemployment

After deciding to leave a PhD programme, Seamus started to realise the reality behind Ireland's youth unemployment statisics.

The D word

The D word

Jenny talks through the process of her depression and the support that worked best for her.

Managing social anxiety

Managing social anxiety

Katie, 20-years-old from Mayo, gives us an honest account of what it was like to develop social anxiety in school and learn to control and manage it.

Getting by with a little help from my friends

Getting by with a little help from my friends

Seamus was inspired to write his story after watching a piece promoting Cycle Against Suicide on The Late Late Show. This first appeared on his own blog.

Journey to recovery

Journey to recovery

This is a truly inspiring story of working through a series of tough times and the support she received.

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.

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