Patient Stories


The Center for Youth Mental Health

formerly the Youth Anxiety Center


yellow outline of head with scribbles insideI was an honors student back in high school, and my college prospects were promising. But now, six years later, I’m still struggling to finish community college. Everything changed after my first girlfriend dumped me. The breakup made me replay in my mind every single moment when I might have made a mistake. Now I have to repeatedly seek reassurance from everyone I talk to. I can’t have normal relationships anymore, and I can’t even finish school, because I still can’t focus on anything else.