Our troubles become slightly more bearable once we discover we don't have to face them alone.
No one knows this better than the students of the Scriber Lake alternative high school in Edmonds, Washington; 14 of whom came together to compile "We Are Absolutely Not Okay: 14 Stories by Teenagers Who Are Picking Up the Pieces." (Available in both print and as an ebook.)
These young authors, each of whom has overcome obstacles (and usually more than one apiece), wanted to share their stories to give hope to kids facing similar difficulties.
Since they say it best, hear their stories and the motivation behind the book in their own words here:
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