Hello, everyone! My name is Patty. I am 51 years old, and have been battling anxiety and panic since I buried my Mom 12 years ago. I, too, no longer really know what normal and calm are supposed to feel like. Recently, I began battling depression. I am a total introvert and have no social circle that I regularly see. I have a wonderful life partner of 31 years, and have recently started seeing a therapist. As long as life goes along normally or I have something to focus on, I am okay. But, any event in life sends me spinning out of control. For several years, I have tried to find a support group near me, but there are none. So, I joined this group in hopes of finding folks who understand what I battle every single day of my life.