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From the moment I decided to write a creative nonfiction collection of essays for my thesis, I knew that anxiety would be my focus. Mental health awareness is on the uprise as it’s estimated by the National Institute of Mental Health that 31.1% of all United States adults will experience any anxiety disorder in their lives. While I knew anxiety would be an important topic to discuss in order to bring awareness to causes and effects of anxiety, I had no concept of the challenges I would face in portraying my mental health to an audience who may know nothing about me, as well as the difficulties of accurately portraying the mental health of family members.



Thesis Comittee

Dr. Sarah Fawn Montgomery, Thesis Advisor

Dr. Benjamin D. Carson, Committee Member

Dr. Kimberly Davis, Committee Member

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Original document was submitted as an Honors Program requirement. Copyright is held by the author.