Youngey Mingyur Rinpoche changed my view of Buddhism and anxiety when I learned that he struggled with panic attacks from an early age. For some people, depression and anxiety go hand in hand, while others deal exclusively with anxiety issues.
Any time any spiritual leader opens up about dealing with mental illness, it has a profound impact on me.
For the full story of how he used his Buddhist faith to manage panic and anxiety, start here:
The rest of the interview is here: