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Network Anchor Panic Attack - Dan Harris

By Paul Gilmartin

Imagine having a panic attack live on-air while anchoring ABC news. That happened to Dan Harris in 2004. The Nightline anchor, Good Morning America Weekend Co-anchor, war correspondent and author (10% Happier) opens up about his history of anxiety, depression, drug abuse (he's now sober) and witnessing horrific scenes while reporting in conflict zones. He talks about being skeptical at first about meditating but after researching it like a reporter, interviewing scientists and trying it himself he discovered it actually helps his anxiety. Dan is also the host of the 10% Happier podcast. Check out Dan's books about meditating and the power of getting help. Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How To Guide 10% Happier You can find Dan on social media at And check out his podcast   10% Happier Podcast (An ABC News Podcast)   This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To try a free week go to  Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by SquareSpace.  For 10% off the purchase of a website or domain go to and use offer code MENTAL  (check out the site Paul made for his dog pictures and music at To become a monthly donor (and qualify for bonus content and goodies from Paul go to To make a one-time donations via Paypal go to To help fund Paul's next trip to record international guests, especially in Ireland, go to Follow Paul on Twitter and Instagram @mentalpod

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