“I’m grateful for the experience of my panic, because it taught me that there is no one-size-fits-all answer to panic and anxiety.”

Resolve and Resilience From Panic

Rita Zoey ChinThere was a time when basic things—like driving, climbing a flight of stairs, taking a shower, or going through the checkout line at the grocery store—landed me somewhere between mortal unease and full-throttle terror. It all began with a single panic attack that seemed to strike out of the blue. Mistaking it for a heart attack, I called an ambulance, but I quickly learned that there is no ambulance for an alarm of the mind.

“If I can do it, so can you. I believe in you. I believe in recovery.”

"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.


“"I know from personal experience...getting anxious kids help early can be crucial in heading off more serious problems later in life."”

A Childhood Darkened by Severe Anxiety Becomes Brighter

Scott StosselChildhood anxiety, even severe and chronic, doesn’t necessarily stand in the way of success and achievement. But caring parents will do anything to help relieve their children of misery. Scott Stossel, the editor of The Atlantic magazine, tells his story of struggling, coping, and living a very productive life.

“I’m trying to get off medication so I can have a baby. It's been tough and I've experienced many setbacks, but I haven't given up.”

Childhood Panic—and Hope

It started at the onset of puberty, when I was 11 years old. I was at school, watching my older sister load the school bus to be taken away to 6th-grade camp. Suddenly a wave of panic overcame me. I don't recall my physical symptoms other than a racing heart and nausea.


Clinical Practice Review for OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Everyone occasionally has intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors. But people with OCD frequently experience these thoughts and behaviors and experience significant distress and impairment as a result. Intrusive and unwanted thoughts, images or urges are called obsessions. Obsessions can be difficult to control and create uncomfortable feelings such as fear, disgust, doubt, or a “not-right” feeling. People with OCD may feel the need to repeatedly perform a behavior or a routine (physically or in their minds) called a compulsion.

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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