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“I’m Elizabeth Vargas. I’m a news anchor at ABC News and I suffer from anxiety. I have all my life.”
Teaming up for a new campaign with the Child Mind Institute, a nonprofit that works with children struggling with mental health and learning disorders, Elizabeth Vargas , 54, is opening up about her lifelong struggle with anxiety. Vargas’ video is part of a larger series the Child Mind Institute is launching in which celebrities including Emma Stone , Michael Phelps , Lena Dunham talk about their personal experience with — and the stigma surrounding — mental illness.
“My earliest memories as a little girl are infused and filled with worry and fear,” the ABC News anchor says in a PEOPLE exclusive video discussing her battle. “Not all the memories, but many.”