Anxiety & Panic Disorder Resources
AACAP – Anxiety Disorders Resource Center
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has collected a variety of valuable resources for parents of children suffering from unhealthy levels of anxiety. You’ll find treatment and clinical resources, links to apps that can help to calm and de-stress, as well as information on how and when to seek professional care, and much more.
American Counseling Association – Anxiety Resources
“Anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear—and their symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work and relationships, according to the National Institutes on Mental Health.
Anxiety disorders can be treated—and licensed professional counselors can help.”
The American Counseling Association has assembled an excellent collection of resources to serve as background material in helping clients dealing with anxiety disorders.
American Psychological Association – Anxiety Resources
“Scientific research conducted by psychologists…can inform and guide those seeking help with issues that affect their professional lives, family relationships and emotional wellness.”
To that end the APA maintains an excellent collection of anxiety resources to help you stay up-to-date with all the latest research, news and publications concerning this often debilitating condition.
“The dedicated team at Anxiety.org is committed to making mental health information accessible, inclusive, easy-to-find, and easy-to-understand. They want anyone suffering from an anxiety disorder to have access to all the resources they need to understand and overcome their condition. This website provides the latest and most relevant information by working directly with distinguished doctors, therapists, scientists, and specialists to keep you on the cutting-edge of research and advancements in the field, while keeping their content approachable for the average reader. Their goal is to bridge the understanding gap that exists between mental health professionals and those actually dealing with anxiety disorders.”
Online learning and support for anxiety disorders, panic attacks, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and phobias. This membership-based site offers streaming content, discussion, chat, a monthly newsletter, and other personalized communication.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Founded in 1979, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research. One of the best places to go online today for information relating to anxiety disorders and panic attacks. Includes message boards, chat rooms, recommended books, educational articles and current news.
Black Dog Institute – Anxiety Resources
The Black Dog Institute of Australia is dedicated to promoting mental health worldwide through research, outreach, policy creation and advocacy. Their areas of focus include suicide and mental illness prevention, digital mental health services, harm prevention in youths, workplace mental health, and mental health reform. In conjunction with these efforts they also maintain a great collection of anxiety resources and information for those whose lives are impacted by anxiety disorder.
Health Link BC – Panic Resources
Health Link BC (British Columbia) offers a wealth of panic disorder support including interactive tools, learning centres and well-explained actionsets that teach you different techniques for managing stress and helping prevent panic attacks.
HelpGuide.org – Anxiety Resources
These excellent resources from HelpGuide.org can help you get your anxiety under control so you can minimize the stress and fear in your life. Features specific subsections for the many different types of anxiety disorders and phobias. Information is well summarized and expert-reviewed and vetted.
NIMH Anxiety Resources
The Anxiety Disorders Education Program is a national education campaign developed by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to increase awareness among the public and health care professionals that anxiety disorders are real illnesses that can be effectively diagnosed and treated.
VeryWellMind.com – Generalized Anxiety Disorder Resources
Very Well Mind features the latest in generalized anxiety disorder articles and research with specific categories for symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and techniques for coping. All articles are medically reviewed in order to provide the most accurate and reliable information possible.
VeryWellMind.com – Panic Disorder Resources
“Did you know panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder? Learn more about your symptoms, how to manage anxiety, and help prevent future panic attacks.”
VeryWellMind.com – Social Anxiety Disorder Resources
A certain amount of stress in social situations is normal, but it is important to recognize the symptoms of severe stress that accompany social anxiety disorder. Very Well Mind explains how to identify the symptoms of severe anxiety, what goes into a diagnosis, and most importantly what treatment and coping options are available.
Anxiety & Panic Support Groups
A support forum for people with anxiety disorders and other mental health issues offering self-help advice and companionship.
Anxiety Space is an anxiety and general mental health site offering free support forums, text chat rooms, video chat rooms, games, off-topic forums, profiles, photo albums, and more.
Dental Phobia Support
Dental fear can definitely be psychological as well as all encompassing. Dental Phobia Support is an online support group for anyone suffering with dental phobia or specific dental fears. Involves answering dental questions, dental fears, and even dentist recommendations.
Facebook Groups – Anxiety & Depression Support Group
This is an 18+ UK-group for sufferers of anxiety, depression and similar disorders. It is also for family and friends of sufferers. This is a closed group so comments can only be seen by members.
Facebook Groups – Anxiety, Depression & Self-Harm Support Group
A Facebook group for those suffering from anxiety and/or depression, and are contemplating or actively committing self-harm.
Facebook Groups – General/Social Anxiety & Depression Friendship Group
This Facebook group is a support and friendship group for people suffering with Social Anxiety, Depression, General Anxiety Disorder, Agoraphobia, and related disorders.
Facebook Groups – LDS Depression/Anxiety Support Group
A Facebook group primarily for LDS (Mormon) people, but is open to anyone, dealing with depression, anxiety, OCD, bi-polar disorder, perfectionism, addictions, sexual abuse, ADHD, or any other related mental illnesses and problems.
Facebook Groups – Mental Health Support Group – Anxiety & Depression
A Facebook group for sufferers of anxiety and depression.
Facebook Groups – The Secret Meeting Room – PTSD, Depression, Anxiety & Stress Support Group
This Facebook group began after it’s founder was assaulted at work and diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety and severe depression. Today, more than 3,000 members share their experiences and positive strategies to help individuals coping with these devastating mental health issues.
Psych Central Forums – Anxiety, Panic & Phobia Support
General discussion and support for those who have anxiety disorders, including social anxiety, panic attacks and all phobias.
Social Anxiety Support
“Since mid-2000, SocialAnxietySupport.com has offered information, articles, and an active forum support community for those who suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) or Social Phobia. The community has over 220,000 members, with nearly a half million discussion threads, and more than 7 million posts of support. Numerous resources are available, including treatment reviews, finding therapy, personal stories, understanding group therapy, blogs, helpful book recommendations, and active online groups in the community.”
Newburn, P. (2020). Anxiety & Panic Disorder Resources. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 29, 2020, from https://psychcentral.com/anxiety/anxiety-panic-disorder-resources/