Chakameh Shafii tells her story of how anxiety consumed her identity and how she used therapy to gain the skills to get better.
Mike Stroh medicated his anxiety, depression, and obsessiveness with drugs and alcohol for almost 20 years. It took a serious romantic relationship, and recognizing it needs to start with him, to begin his journey towards recovery.
Bethany Rosselit was living in constant fear; she was terrified of losing her job, not paying the bills, losing her husband, fear for her daughter’s future and that she wasn’t a good enough parent. Longing for a life that felt safe a secure, she would escape into food, novels and movies to avoid facing her fears. Bethany discovers that her false beliefs and need for approval are what needed to change.
Mark Benson feels his story is probably a common occurrence amongst those suffering from phobias and anxiety, although at the time it was a very lonely place for him. So what happened to him and how did he recover?
Alice shares her family trauma and the mental health disorders that follow, leading to suicide ideation, intense self-awareness and waiting for insanity.
Juliette Peterson loves a good story. A compelling narrative, intuitive prose and enticing characters as well as stylistic creativity are all components which lure her into particular fictional and non-fictional worlds, whether that story is interpreted on paper or on screen. She found that story in the movie The Hours and how it helped her to feel less alone in her mental health experiences.
Hannah shares her experience with BDD, anxiety and depression as she begins a new school year in a foreign country, not sure if she is mentally stable enough.