College Students

With Treatment Comes Triumph: Chonda Pierce

“There are religions and cultures that look on mental illness as something you should be able to overcome by shear will.”

Growing up in the church as a preacher’s daughter, she was taught that depression was a great spiritual flaw. Her response? “Baloney!”

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PodcastTreatment for Anxiety and Depression Between Ages 18 and 25
Dr. Anne Marie Albano describes the transitional years and what makes this a unique group when it comes to treating anxiety, OCD, and depression.

Treating Anxiety and Depression in the Transitional Years (Ages 18-25)


Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry
Director, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders
Columbia University Medical Center

Co-Clinical Director, Youth Anxiety Center
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Dr. Albano describes the so-called transitional years, or emerging adults ages 18 to 25, and what makes this a unique group when it comes to treating anxiety, OCD, and depression.


“Somehow I summon up the courage to compete in front of thousands of people even though I suffer from panic attacks.”

An Emotion More Powerful Than Fear

I amKristle Lowell a world champion of trampoline gymnastics, and I have suffered from anxiety for many years. Having anxiety is like having diabetes or asthma: They are all illnesses. But in 20 years as a trampolinist, I have yet to see someone yelled at for having diabetes or asthma.


Panic Attack or Heart Attack?


Read the most recent blog post and find out the differences—and similarities—of a panic attack and a heart attack.

Got OCD? Take Medication?


Listen to this new podcast if you're considering decreasing or discontinuing your OCD medications.

Decreasing or Discontinuing OCD Medications


Phillip J. Seibell, MD
Rogers Behavioral Health–Tampa Bay

Dr. Seibell discusses the benefits of medications for OCD, as well as reasons for decreasing or discontinuing them.


Learn more

Understanding OCD: Symptoms and Treatment


My Depression


My Depression: The Up and Down and Up of It: A short animated movie illustrates the symptoms, emotions, and side effects of depression with witty comedy and unique musical numbers, based on the lifelong experiences of Broadway writer, director, and composer Elizabeth Swados. Tune into HBO for more.


Many peoCoachingple experience periods of anxiety or depression, so it is important to remember that you are not alone. Seeking support and encouragement during a difficult time is a critical first step, and it can be challenging. Coaching is a method that can be helpful for those who live with a mental illness.


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