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“If I could say one thing to my younger self that I wish I’d known is that it can get better, but you have to ask for help, and keep asking until you get the help you need.”

Sara Benincasa has anxiety and depression.

Sara Benincasa has anxiety and depression. She is a comedian and author living in Brooklyn and Los Angeles. In 2009, Benincasa developed a one-woman show about her experiences with agoraphobia and panic attacks. She has since sold the literary rights to Agorafabulous! to William Morrow. Benincasa has a degree in creative writing from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. She has an M.A. in Secondary School Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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