Anxiety Attacks / Phobias / Agoraphobia

Self Help Clearinghouse

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Recovery International

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:
Recovery International
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: 1/16/2013

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

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
8730 Georgia Ave., Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Voice: 240-485-1001
Fax: 240-485-1035
Website: http://www.adaa.org
Verified: 1/31/2013

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: anny@ameritech.net
Verified: 1/10/2013

Panic Survivor

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: 2/14/2013

The Panic Center

Online. Offers online scheduled support group meetings, forums and e-mail list. Addresses various types of anxiety, panic attacks and phobias.
Website: http://www.paniccenter.net
Verified: 2/14/2013

Emotions Anonymous

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
P.O. Box 4245
St. Paul, MN 55104-0245
Voice: 651-647-9712
Fax: 651-647-1593
Website: http://www.emotionsanonymous.org
E-mail: orders@emotionsanonymous.org
Verified: 1/9/2013

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: healsocialanxiety@hotmail.com
Verified: 2/12/2013

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: 2/14/2013

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