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Anxiety Attacks / Phobias / Agoraphobia

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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.

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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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