It's really empowering to approach the hurdles of tough times with the idea that our own strength can get us through. And even though ReachOut is primarily for young folks, it's a lesson that all of us can find hope in.
This short film shows a young woman finding hope by writing poetry. She says, "I noticed how writing out my emotions could affect how I felt, how others felt, and ultimately, how others treated me. I discovered that through my writing, I could create change."
It doesn't mean that life will be perfect for her, now that she's picked up a pen. But it's true that she's found her voice, and that's something nobody can take away from her.
You can watch all of the ReachOut films at their Youtube channel here.