Resources for Those Facing Anxiety

If you have anxiety, you know that your anxiety could be completely different from the next person's, you know that it could fluctuate from day to day. Sometimes you have harder months than others, and sometimes you just don’t think you can go on living the way you are. Anxiety sounds simple but it’s quite complex. There is generalized anxiety, panic disorders, PTSD, OCD, phobias, anxiety tied to specific triggers, issues, events, and of course the long list of medical conditions that can cause anxiety such as thyroid disorders.

Whatever your personal mental health concern may be, if you’re living with anxiety, you need resources. Here are a few to check out:

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America – this online community is like the Mecca of resources for those living with anxiety. Here you’ll find an online member community for support as well as a wealth of information and links to other organizations that can meet your specific needs.

The National Institute of Mental Health - The NIMH is a federal agency whose mission is to research and bring knowledge and awareness on mental health disorders (among other medical conditions) to the public. Through research the NIMH works steadily to improve the lives of those living with mental health conditions. You’ll find a wealth of information on this website covering the prevention, treatment, and education about mental health disorders.

Screening for Mental Health Inc. – whether you fancy online or in person screening, this is your go to resource. You can be screened here for everything from PTSD, suicide prevention, anxiety, addiction, and an array of mental health issues and disorders. The first step in recovery is education and awareness, you can begin your journey here.

What resources do you use as a person who suffers from anxiety? Leave a comment to help others who might share your struggle.

N.D. “Anxiety Resources”. National Association of Social Workers. (website). 2017
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