triumph_picture.pngLearn how people living with anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders have struggled, coped, and triumphed. Find out what helped them find hope and recovery. 

Do you have a personal story of triumph? ADAA would love to hear from you. We welcome you to write a guest blog for us which we will share on our website and across our social media platforms. You don’t have to be an expert writer as your blog will be proofread for any spelling or grammatical errors prior to publishing.

In a story of 500 words or less, please describe your experience with an anxiety disorder and/or depression and how it has affected your life. Focus on the therapy or other treatments that have helped you manage or overcome your illness. Please include how ADAA's website or email resources helped you.  In order to publish you story on our website and share it on our social media platforms, we require you to use your real name and include a photo .Please note that these are not advertorials (these stories should not include any call-outs for personal websites or publications or sell any products). We reserve the right to reject any story that we do not feel is appropriate to share. 

Submit your story together with ADAA's completed media release form via email to: ADAA Web Features. Or contact us for more details.

NOTE: ADAA reserves the right to edit for clarity, length, and editorial style. We do not guarantee that every submission will be published. If your story is accepted, you will be notified. If you have not heard from ADAA within one week of submission that means that your story has not been accepted. Once your story is posted on this website, it is the property of ADAA.

We invite you to check out the ADAA page on The Mighty: Make your voice heard and submit your story. “We face disability, disease, and mental illness together.”

Featured Story

Eileen-1Pic_0.jpgby Eileen O’Meara

I’ve been overwhelmed by anxiety for as long as I can remember.

I thought it was the normal way to be!

I’d be stuck in traffic, and these irritating voices would take my brain hostage “Did you leave the coffee on? The house…

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