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On Stage Panic Attacks by Amanda Stern

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Having a panic attack onstage in front of everyone changed my life forever because it taught me that fear doesn’t kill you. But it altered me in another way too. I’d been hiding behind a persona for so long, I’d resigned myself to keeping my panic attacks a lifelong secret, but being exposed in that way broke a pattern, and it set me free. The exposure of my fears brought people closer to me, it didn’t keep them away, that’s what a persona does.

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A Life I never Imagined

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By: Rebecca G. Having a child with a mental illness, at times, can be like silent drowning. You can’t scream for help, you can’t splash, you can barely breathe. You are just there struggling to keep your head from going under and hoping someone will see you on time. When…

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Amanda W.

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It’s pretty difficult to narrow down when my journey actually started, but I’d say it became most prominent during my junior year in high school. The summer before my junior year, I transferred schools and moved in with my aunt and uncle so I would have more educational opportunities. It…

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