Lauren’s father abused alcohol, and as a result, Lauren experienced anxiety and depression from the age of 9. She didn’t realize until many years later that she also suffered from post-traumatic stress from earlier life events.
Separately, Lauren spent many years going to doctors every few months for what she thought was bronchitis. It wasn’t until she was in an emergency room and coughed that her particular cough sounded like “an asthma cough.” She was diagnosed with moderate-to-severe asthma.
This is Lauren’s Healthful Story(TM) managing through asthma, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. She advocates for mental health and understanding.