Lisa, kudos once again on an excellent article addressing challenging mental health issues from a personal perspective with important insights. First, I hope and pray that your husband is okay. Second, I commend you for continuing to speak out and write about mental illness not only to help those suffering from it, but also to educate and enhance the understand of the general public to end the stigma. And third, your experience shows that it’s possible to find a way to control anxiety to an extent by shifting one’s mental focus to helping others. I’m reminded of the saying, “In giving we receive.” Lastly, I’ve tweeted and pinned this article to my Twitter home page per #FridayFeeling at I encourage others to retweet this from one of Medium’s top writers on mental health — a very well deserved designation. I wish you and your family all the very best. Please have a happy holiday weekend.

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