Anxiety disorders affect 40 million US adults age 18 and older and 31.9% of adolescents between age 13 and 18. Anxiety can cause excessive worry, which can be difficult to control. Fortunately, there are many online resources available to help you learn about and manage anxiety.
The Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit organization that works to prevent, treat, and cure anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, and co-occurring disorders. On their website, you can find a therapist using their directory of mental health providers, learn about different types of therapy, join a free support community, and more.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is part of the Department of Health and Human Services and works to protect the public’s health. On the mental health page of their website, you can learn more about mental health and healthy ways to cope with stress. You can also access a list of free resources to help you find a mental health professional and treatment.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is a federal agency for research on mental disorders. You can find more information about anxiety disorders on the anxiety disorders page of their website, including symptoms, risk factors, treatments, therapy options, and free resources.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is an organization with the goal of building better lives for Americans affected by mental illness. On their website, you can learn about mental illness, find support groups, and find contact information for the NAMI HelpLine, where you can ask questions and gain support.
Apps for Anxiety and Mental Health
There are several mobile apps available that are designed to help you reduce stress and manage anxiety, including MindShift CBT, Calm, Headspace, and more. MindShift CBT is a free anxiety management app that uses strategies based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you reduce worry, stress, an anxiety. Calm is an app that aims to improve your health and happiness by helping you reduce anxiety or stress, improve sleep quality, and more through meditations and other content. Calm offers free and paid versions. Headspace is another app that aims to improve your health and happiness and help you create healthy habits through meditation and mindfulness content. Headspace is a paid app.
Connections Health Solutions offers 24/7 mental health services. These services are immediately accessible and available to all individuals. When you visit a Connections facility, our experienced behavioral health team will guide you to the appropriate level of care and connect you with resources to support your continued recovery.
Anxiety can be difficult to deal with, but you’re not alone. Learning more about anxiety disorders, finding healthy ways to cope, and getting help from professionals can help you manage anxiety and improve your everyday life. If you’re struggling with mental health, contact Connections Health Solutions or find a center near you.