I am a teacher at Lutherwood because as a former “closet” anxiety sufferer, I want to help others who struggle as I did.
Recently, a student named Jessica* came to us with anxiety so crippling that she didn’t know where to turn. It got to the point where she couldn’t leave the house at all. She had no friends, couldn’t go to school or do any of the things a girl her age is supposed to enjoy.
Her heart would race, her face would get red and blotchy, and she couldn’t catch her breath.