Anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, and PTSD, are real, serious, and treatable mental health conditions. ADAA champions research for a cure and offers free educational resources to millions of children and adults.
Yesterday I celebrated my 55th birthday at a performance ofWickedwith my wife and children. The lonely, terrifying memories of my first panic attack 34 years ago and my year of agoraphobia trapped in my apartment have faded. I can scarcely believe it. I'm fully recovered, and my life is full, happy, and satisfying. Thank you for all you do. Please let others know that they will recover, too.
-- W. Blaise
I am 17, and I suffer from anxiety and depression. Last summer I almost committed suicide, but I got help, and spoke out about my disorder at my school. Thank you, ADAA, for giving and teaching so much. Please continue your efforts as wonderfully as you always have.
I'm 72 years old now and remember having panic attacks since I was about 12! It's wonderful beyond words to be free of all that and that I have the tools to deal with it. I never thought that I could be calm and at ease with the world.
My daughter suffers from anxiety, and we just dropped her off at college. She has been under treatment for some time, but it has changed her life around, and she is doing great! Thank you for all the work you do!
-- Mom of college-age daughter
I have lived with GAD for over 40 years. It is a lonely and tiring road sometimes. Thank you for helping me not be ashamed of who I am.