Seth Garland couldn’t get support on the US medical assistance program for his crippling anxiety — it would be six months before he was even evaluated. Without any type of medical support, his only alternative was to go to a hospital when he had a severe panic attack. He shares his horrific experience with the abysmal care he received.
Irving Schattner shares his experience with anxiety and depression and how showing up at support group one day changed his life.
Sam shares his experience with anxiety and depression as a teen. He is now doing his part to raise awareness and sometimes he just wishes people would understand.
When people hear the term “OCD” they often do not visualize the internal battle, the root of the rituals and the fixations. They don’t visualize the torment that leads people to say things repeatedly, to write things repeatedly, and to turn lights off and on repeatedly, in order to achieve a sense of relief from the responsibility of ensuring that something is done “just right”. To quiet the anxiety of doom. Shana Herron wants to shed light—to pull back the curtain–on this aspect of obsessive compulsive disorder. She wants to reveal her struggle.
William Miko shares his experience with addiction to Xanax, the devastating anxiety that haunted him, and how rehab helped to get his life back.
Jessica Proven-Rearick felt two things when she was first diagnosed with bipolar and various anxiety disorders. The first thing was relief. Finally, she had a name for what she’d been going through. Finally, there was a real reason for her breakdown and her inability to continue college. The second thing, though, was fear.
Chakameh Shafii tells her story of how anxiety consumed her identity and how she used therapy to gain the skills to get better.