Meet Brooke Pitman. She’s sharing her story of living with social anxiety and depressive disorders. She first started experiencing symptoms in middle school, and she began withdrawing from social activities and anything that put her in the spotlight. She quit cheerleading in eighth grade, and she stopped interacting in classes. Her peers and educators became concerned and recommended her to the school counselor, who then recommended therapy as treatment. Now, she has learned coping mechanisms, and she’s even competing in the Miss Teen USA Pageant to face her fears!