Until I was 31, I was a glass half full person. I just had my second child and life was good. I was a teacher and loved my job. On the last day of school I received a letter that I was being let go. I immediately fell into panic, anxiety and negative thinking. Later that summer I found a teaching job in Philadelphia and felt sheer panic and fear that I would be teaching in Philadelphia and dealing with real students in gangs. I was afraid. Two and a half years later I was recalled to my original teaching job so I thought the feelings would go away but they didn't. I still continue to battle everyday with panic/dread and anxiety. Now my pdoc states I have depression symptoms as well. I continue to hold my head high but feel so much pain. I am now an assistant principal and feel more pressure and anxiety than ever. Medications help but I still try hard to get through everyday.