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My life as a depressed college freshman

This is the story of young woman who found joy after a tough transition into college life.

Finding a depression and anxiety treatment

This is Eli’s story of how he learned to find joy in life by controlling his racing thoughts and anxiety.

Overcoming social anxiety

Here is Sarah's story of learning to cope with her social anxiety.

Learning to cope

This is Sara's story of finding the support she needed to cope with social anxiety and depression.

Loss of a mother

Here is a young woman’s story about coping with the sudden loss of her mother.

I hate being alone

This is Megan's story of confronting and managing her monophobia, or fear of being alone.

Finding the one

Here is Jerry's story of using school activities and a supportive relationship to cope with his anxiety and depression.

Stand by me

Katie's story of coping with her anxiety by seeking help from close friends and family.

Anxiety comes and goes

This is the story of a young man who found release from his anxiety through faith in God.

Anxiety, what a pain

Here is the story of a young woman who found the strength to overcome a debilitating anxiety disorder.

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