Anxiety & Depression - Heather's Story
When the pressures of life become too intense, Heather finds herself seeking therapy after experiencing panic attacks, insomnia, and other symptoms of depression. Now she is on the path to full recovery. This is Heather's story.
About a year a year ago, I was going for a walk to the school and I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do.
Hi. My name's Heather. I'm from New York and I'm 22 years old.
Between my family pressuring me to figure out what to do, time to really come down to a decision, so I started having panic attacks and the panic attacks led to really deep anxiety and during the panic attacks I would sweat really bad and shake. I'd wake up in the middle of the night and couldn't go back to sleep for hours. And after a while, it got so bad that I started talking to my mom. I would cry like every single day, and it lead to actually finding out that I had depression.
After a while, I got a lot better. I haven't suffered from any anxiety lately. I've been on the right course trying to figure out what I'm going to do, although I haven't figured it out yet.
My parents are very supportive. I'm lucky to have family and friends that would support me if anything ever did happen to me.