Meet Jade, an incoming freshman at Xavier University who lives with depression and anxiety, and has experienced suicidal thoughts and self-harm. She started experiencing depression and anxiety during her freshman year of high school, and she describes it as feeling like she was in a dark tunnel with no one else around. A friend at school noticed cuts on her wrist and told the school counselor, who informed her parents. Jade’s parents took her to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where she stayed for four days. With the counselors at Children’s, she decided to work through her depression and anxiety rather than let it define her. Now, Jade is in recovery and has coping mechanisms, like playing with her dog or journaling, to help her work through her illness.