Personal Stories

Learn how people living with anxiety disorders and depression have struggled, coped, and triumphed. Find out what led them toward hope and recovery:

Do you have a personal story? Describe your experience with an anxiety disorder or depression and how it has affected your life. Explain what you have found helpful in terms of therapy or other treatment in managing or overcoming your illness.

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“I never considered that an underlying condition was hampering my ability to handle the stress. I thought, this is just how life is. ”

Living at the Speed of Life

“I’m back!” That was the phrase I’d said to myself starting in middle school when my malaise lifted and a cycle of joy came around. I seemed to live in a world moving in slow motion. It was only when “I was back” that I returned to normal life speed. This slow-to-normal oscillation went on well into my thirties. But I had no idea I was depressed.

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