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:

  • Read their stories below.

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.

Please limit your written story to 500 words.

ADAA reserves the right to edit for clarity and length. We do not guarantee that every submission will be published. Contact us for details.

Featured Story

“Giving up cannot be an option. Be grateful. Be happy. ”

My Cure

Alexandra LewickeNothing could have been worse for me than being a teenager in high school — until I became a teenager in high school with depression.


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