On November 9th, 2018, Dan Curran's dad took his own life. Dan is the friend who encouraged our host, Megan, to share her story which inspired this podcast. In this episode we learn how depression and suicide affect our loved ones and why it's a final act of desperation. Dan also sheds light on his own struggles with anxiety and the steps he took to overcome panic attacks. As a high school physical education teacher, Dan shares his perspective on what our youth are going through as anxiety and depression are more prominent than ever. He talks about ways we can help the next generation with their mental health and how he hopes that sharing his story will help normalize the conversation.