I am new to this discussion board, but have been on boards for depression and anxiety in the past. I currently work as an elementary school teacher, but had to quit at the beginning of the year due to environmental factors, and my mental health. I am in the process of weaning off a new medication, and beginning a new one to hopefully help my panic disorder and depression. I have lived with this condition for most of my life and attend therapy as well. I have realized that I no longer want this to rule my life, as most people, but it is definitely easier said than done. I found an outlet and that outlet is writing. I want to write a children's book for some students I have in mind who also suffer from these dreadful diseases. Does anyone have a similar story, or on a similar path? Or feel like you have experienced anxiety as a child, and maybe what you did that was helpful to you or helped you cope?I have never written anything in my life before, but am definitely wanting too, and I believe this organization is something to be included as well! Thank you for any help or input, and also, know that I understand how you all feel and find it wonderful we can have such a community.