"Just Perfect"

If anyoneHanne Arts had told me several years ago that everything would get better, I would have nodded while screaming disbelief inside my head. I thought things simply could not get better, that I'd be forever feel imprisoned in a dark room.

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.

Not Really a Rebel

I have suffered from social anxiety disorder since I was about 10 years old, or about 34 years. I was a very intelligent child, but when teachers noticed a difference in me, I started trying to be invisible. Social situations, including school, were torture. I bulldozed my way through life, including dabbling in alcohol and substance abuse for relief of my anxiety and depression. I find it very interesting that the disorder is marked by a morbid fear of authority figures. And here I thought I was just being a rebel!

Treating Insomnia With Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Virginia Runko, PhD
Licensed psychologist
The Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Washington, DC

Dr. Runko, whose specialty is CBT-I, or cognitive-behavior therapy for insomnia, is a certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist. She describes how insomnia is related to anxiety and depressive disorders, and how CBT-I is an effective treatment.

Learn more...
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Truly Original

See what this group of high school students did to show others how to help those with anxiety and depression. Their creativity and empathy know no bounds!