By Brianna Wiest

‘She’s going to leave me.’
‘I don’t want to feel this way anymore.’
‘I’m going to be alone here.’
‘This isn’t normal.’
‘I’ll never make any new friends.’
‘I need someone to fix me.’

Terian Koscik, a graphic memoirist, illustrates perfectly what it’s like to grow up with anxiety in her newest novel, When Anxiety Attacks. The story is told from a young Terian’s perspective, as she recalls what the process of finally receiving help looked like, beginning at a tender four-years-old. Here, a sneak peek into the book’s pages, and into a child’s mind:

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