About Us
Depression and Suicide are an epidemic in our culture today.

These are the Sad Facts:

19 million American struggle with depression and two out of three people with depression never seek help.

More than 34,000 people die from suicde every year in America. That's 94 lives lost every day!

Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for those aged 15-24, and it is the 2nd leading cause of death for those aged 25-34.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to reach the hurting, the hopeless, the lost, the suicidal and the depressed with the life transforming hope and leadership offered to us in Christ.

Our History: 

In 2003 Kristen Jane Anderson was asked to share the story of her transformation with the high school youth group in her church. More speaking requests soon followed. In response to the many reaching out to Kristen who were struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts, Kristen started Reaching You Ministries in December of 2004. Quickly, Reaching You grew beyond Kristen's wildest dreams. God opened doors for us to reach and help thousands with the love, hope, healing, and leadership of Christ through Kristen's story. With the publication of her book  “Life, In Spite Of Me” in May of 2010, Kristen is praying that Reaching You's impact will be bigger than ever before, that lives would be saved, and that God's goodness would be made known to many.

"Kristen is a trustworthy guide through the difficult issues of depression, facing one's own choices, self-forgiveness, and discovering authentic faith. Her recovery isn't a mountaintop experience others are incapable of having, but a real story of perseverance through fear, setbacks, and disappointments. She is an honest and credible teacher of all of us."
- Dr. JoAnn Nishimoto (clinical psychologist)

Invite Kristen to Speak..
Kristen is the founder of Reaching You Ministries, the author of “Life, In Spite of Me”, a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, has been featured on Oprah and is a popular speaker at colleges, women’s and youth events, churches, and suicide prevention outreaches.
If you would like to invite Kristen to speak at your event, or find out more information, please e-mail us!


He reached down from heaven and rescued me;  he drew me out of deep waters. He led me to a place of safety;  he rescued me because he delights in me.  - Psalm 18:16,19