Out of the Deepest Abyss: My Journey Understanding and Coping With Depression and Anxiety

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Like all Americans, I was heartbroken to hear about the suicide of Robin Williams. He suffered from depression and had substance abuse problems.

I hope that what I write about today will help others who also suffer from mental illness, as I do.

Depression is like being in the deepest abyss or cave, while above you, the light of the world goes on its merry way. Anxiety can range from a feeling of general nervousness to a full-blown panic attack. During a panic episode, you can feel like you are having a heart attack.

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