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Depression and Anxiety: how Jenna J. Has Managed to Cope, Age: 18

I had a ton of support from teachers at school. Yes, it helped to know that teachers were there for me when I couldn't be there for myself.

What have you struggled with? When did it become too much?

This is my story on journey to Mental Health. I have struggled with Anxiety & Depression. It became too much for me in high school. It affected my everyday life and kept me from achieving my dreams when I wanted to.

What kind of support did you get at first? Did it work?

I had a ton of support from teachers at school. Yes, it helped to know that teachers were there for me when I couldn’t be there for myself.

Were there any turning points where things really started to change for the better?

A turning point was when I graduated. I felt full of myself and the proudest I have ever been!

What’s your life like now? What have you been able to accomplish, and what are you working towards?

My life is going good. I was hospitalized and medicated but the medication seems to be helping. I’m going to college and working.

What would you say to people who are having a tough time? What’s helped you that you wish you had known earlier

I would tell the person to keep his/her head up held high. Things will get better. It takes time!!