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Anxiety and Depression Association of America
National network. Founded 1980. Listing of state-by-state local support groups, brochures, information about anxiety disorders, local listing of healthcare professionals providing treatment for anxiety disorders and a national listing of clinical trials provided free. Promotes the prevention, treatment and cure of anxiety and stress-related disorders through advocacy, education, training, and research. Write: Anxiety and Depression Association of America 8701 Georgia Ave., Suite 412 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Voice: 240-485-1001 Fax: 240-485-1035 Website: http://www.adaa.org Verified: 7/16/2013
Agoraphobics In Motion (AIM)
National. 5 groups. Founded 1983. Support group that uses specific behavioral and cognitive techniques, along with an adapted 12-Steps of AA to help people recover from anxiety disorders. Relaxation techniques, small group discussions and field trips. Group development guidelines ($2.50). Informative facilitator's manual ($15). Subscription available for weekly handouts ($30/yr). Write: AIM PO Box 725363 Berkley, MI 48072 Voice: 248-547-0400 Website: http://www.aimforrecovery.com E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 7/16/2013
International. 600 groups. Founded 1937. Mental health self-help organization that offers weekly peer-led meetings for people suffering from various emotional and mental conditions. Telephone and internet-based meetings also available. Principles parallel those found in cognitive-behavioral therapy. Teaches people how to change their thoughts, reactions and behaviors that cause their physical and emotional symptoms. Write: 105 West Adams St. Suite 2940 Chicago, IL 60610 Voice: 1-866-221-0302 or 312-337-5661 Fax: 312-726-4446 Website: http://www.lowselfhelpsystems.org Verified: 7/16/2013
GROW in America
International. 143 groups. Founded in 1957. 12-Step. Group offers mutual help, friendship, community, education and leadership. Focuses on recovery and personal growth. Open to all including those with mental health issues, depression, anxiety, grief, fears, etc. Write: GROW in America P.O. Box 3667 Champaign, IL 61826 Voice: 1-888-741-4769 Website: http://www.growinamerica.org Verified: 1/16/2013
Online. Support group for persons who suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, hypochondria or any other form of anxiety. Focus is on recovery and day-to-day survival with a 'can do' attitude. Website: http://panicsurvivor.com Verified: 7/25/2013
International. 784 chapters. Founded 1971. Fellowship for people experiencing emotional difficulties. Uses the 12-step program sharing experiences, strengths and hopes in order to improve emotional health. Books and literature available to new and existing groups. Guidelines available to help start a similar group. Write: Emotions Anonymous International P.O. Box 4245 St. Paul, MN 55104-0245 Voice: 651-647-9712 Fax: 651-647-1593 Website: http://www.emotionsanonymous.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 7/16/2013
Social Phobics Anonymous/Social Anxiety Anonymous
Online. Support, information, telephone conference and face-to-face groups for social anxiety disorder, social phobia, shyness problems, avoidant personality disorder, social agoraphobia and paruresis. Write: Social Phobics/Anxiety Anonymous Website: http://www.healsocialanxiety.com E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 9/12/2013
Social Anxiety Disorder and Social Phobia Support
Online. Support for those who suffer with social anxiety and social phobia. Website: http://www.socialanxietysupport.com Verified: 7/25/2013
Anxiety Social Net
Online. Provides online support via a social media site for individuals who are struggling with anxiety and/or depression. Website: http://www.anxietysocialnet.com Verified: 8/6/2013
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