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Our Stories

Check out stories from young people across the state. We've been there-and look how far we've come!

FC’s Story of Navigating a Toxic Home Environment

I learned that I can help my family members get better and keep a positive attitude towards life. Also, I talk more about my experiences which helps.

What have you struggled with? When did it become too much?

I struggled with my fathers alcoholism as a young kid.

 

What kind of support did you get at first? Did it work?

I had family but not much support came from them besides my mother and sister who I’m very close to.

Were there any turning points where things really started to change for the better?

Yes, my dad moved out and got better. But it still bugs me with flashbacks.

What’s your life like now? What have you been able to accomplish, and what are you working towards?

I mean, im only a teenager so…

What would you say to people who are having a tough time? What’s helped you that you wish you had known earlier

I learned that I can help my family members get better and keep a positive attitude towards life. Also, I talk more about my experiences which helps.