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Anxiety Social Net
Online. A peer-run social networking site for individuals afflicted with anxiety disorders, family members as well as those who have managed to overcome them. Support groups, live chat, blogs, information on anxiety and more. Covers generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder (SAD), general and specific phobias, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, separation anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression.
Wings of Light, Inc.
National. 3 support networks. Founded 1995. Support and information network for individuals whose lives have been touched by aviation accidents. Separate networks for airplane accident survivors, families and friends of persons killed in airplane accidents and persons involved in the rescue, recovery and investigation of crashes. Information, referrals and phone support.
Online. Provides support of various mental health issues such as autism, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), ADD and ADHD and the problems that arise from them such as domestic abuse. Online forums and chatroom.
PO Box 184
Deer Lodge, TN 37726
Gift From Within
Online. (WOMEN ONLY) Offers a one-on-one post-traumatic stress disorder e-mail/pen pal support network, where female victims of specific trauma can be matched with survivors of similar post-traumatic stress disorder. Audio-visual resources available.
Gifts From Within
16 Cobb Hill Rd.
Camden, ME 04843
Trauma Support Network
National. Opportunity to connect with other trauma survivors, share experiences, learn how to better manage life after a serious injury and gain support and hope from others. Support groups are facilitated by a trauma survivor. Group members have different types of injuries (head injuries, leg injuries, multiple trauma) resulting from different types of events (motor vehicle crashes, falls, gunshot wounds). Guest speakers. Online support forums for trauma survivors and their families and friends.
TSN National Administrator
c/o American Trauma Society
7611 S. Osborne Rd., Suite 202
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
National. 2,300 members. Founded 1975. Support and advocacy for victims and survivors of violent crimes and disasters. Newsletter, information, referrals, phone help, conferences, crisis response training and group development guidelines. Referrals to local self-help groups. Dues $50 (individual); $200 (organization).
National Organization for Victim Assistance
510 King St., Suite 424
Alexandria, VA 22314
Voice: 1-800-879-6682 or 703-535-6682
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