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Elizabeth Gilpin Dares to Share

May 13, 2022

Elizabeth Gilpin dares to share her story about growing up with anxiety and depression

Speaking up about challenges opens the door to help and healing. The Dare to Share campaign features personal videos from celebrities and kids sharing their experiences with mental health challenges and opening up about what we gain when we #DareToShare.

Learn more at Dare to Share.

When I was a kid, I struggled with anxiety and depression. I didn't understand it, but more than that, I felt ashamed and embarrassed that I was different than other kids. I never talked about it with anybody, and as a result, I spent about half my life feeling confused and misunderstood.

Elizabeth Gilpin

About Elizabeth Gilpin

Elizabeth Gilpin is an actress, writer, and producer. She starred in and produced Life Boat, a short film directed by Lorraine Nicholson which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for Live Action Short Film at AFI Fest and won the Audience Award at the Napa Valley Film Festival. Elizabeth also starred in Endings, Inc. and Guerra.

Gilpin’s first memoir, Stolen, is a gripping chronicle of psychological manipulation and abuse at a “therapeutic” boarding school for troubled teens and illustrates how one young woman fought to heal in the aftermath. A survivor herself, Gilpin is passionate about raising awareness and encouraging the narratives of survivors through storytelling.

Speaking up is important, but it can also be hard. These resources can help:

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