Andrew Onimus Shares His Struggle with Depression and Anxiety Nov. 30
November 16, 2017
Andrew Onimus, a member of Minding Your Mind’s speakers program, will speak about his struggles with clinical depression at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.
Entering his senior year at Muhlenberg College, Onimus was a starting defensive back for the football team and captain of the track and field team. Upon graduation he was scheduled to work full time with a large accounting firm in Philadelphia.
An injury during the first game of the season and increasing pressure to perform caused him to spiral into clinical depression.
Onimus hid his struggles from family and friends until he started to contemplate suicide and needed help.
Following a visit to the emergency room, Onimus was diagnosed with major clinical depression and severe anxiety. Through the use of medication, psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, along with the support of his family, his life began to improve.
Onimus’ goal in working with Minding Your Mind is to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues and help others who may be suffering to know that they are not alone and that it gets better.
The program is free and open to the public.