Meet Mindy, a high school English teacher, deep thinker, coffee drinker, and outdoor enthusiast. For #WarriorWednesday, she is sharing her story of living with anxiety disorder and OCD. She was diagnosed about 15 years ago, and she said her symptoms came on very suddenly. While in a meeting, she began having intrusive thoughts and a panic attack. Not knowing what was happening and believing she was having a heart attack, Mindy drove herself to the hospital room where a kind nurse sat her down and told her she was having a panic attack. After that, she talked to her primary care physician who recommended seeing a counselor. At first, connecting with a counselor was difficult, but she eventually found the right fit and has been seeing her current counselor for about 10 years. Mindy realized that suffering alone does nothing and that everyone’s story is powerful. Today, she is not embarrassed, she is not ashamed, and she wants to share her journey to help stop the stigma and start the conversation!