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“"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.

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Treatment Now Saves Lives: Georgia

When Robin Williams ended his life, the world took notice.

But the effects of suicide are no less devastating to family members of less well-known, deeply loved people.

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Anna Clendening Finds Her Voice

Anna Clendening found her voice and faced thousands of people and a national audience on America’s Got Talent in 2014. She had suffered from panic disorder and depression for six years, at times unable to get out of bed or leave her house.

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Treatment Now Saves Lives: Jan

“Don’t let stigma stop you from feeling hopeful or getting help. It’s your life, and you absolutely matter.”

Misconceptions about mental illness prevent so many people from seeking treatment.

TREATMENT NOW SAVES LIVES

Georgia ThompsonGeorgia Thompson was a strong, smart, beautiful, caring, successful woman who fought hard against depression and bipolar disorder. But she lost her battle, committing suicide at age 38.

Treatment Now Saves Lives: Mara

We are in this together. "If we recognize that our pain is a shared pain and a part of our common humanity, we can be more at peace.”

Instead of letting her depression run her life, she decided to outrun it.


“I have clinical depression,” says Mara Suttman-Lea. “No, I am not depressed. I suffer from depression. They are two vastly different concepts.”

Fears of Ebola?

10/30/2014

An expert explains why reassuring words that you won't get Ebola are often not enough to soothe your anxieties.

October 9: National Depression Screening Day

10/1/2014

Take an anonymous online screening or locate a mental health screening site, including those for college students and military and their families. Screening for depression is as important as screening for physical diseases because early identification makes treatment more effective.

Suicide

Robin WilliamsADAA mourns the loss of Robin Williams and too many others whose lives have ended due to suicide. His tragic death illustrates the great need for increased public awareness of the grave risk that suicide poses.

 

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