We know anxiety can cause you, your loved ones, and your friends a lot of stress. Here are some of the resources we believe can help. This list has been examined by experts in the mental health field and will continue to grow. Please note these are just recommendations, and not “one size fits all”.

If you or someone you know is feeling anxiety it’s important to tell a family member, friend, teacher or counselor. Reach out to someone who can help, and in an emergency call 911, or text the Crisis text line 741741.

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Child Mind Institute
Dedicated to transforming the lives of children struggling with mental health and learning disorders.

Symptom Checker
The Symptom Checker analyzes your answers to give you a list of psychiatric or learning disorders that are associated with those symptoms.

Anxiety Basics
In this guide you’ll learn the signs and symptoms of different anxiety disorders, and how they are treated.

Parents Guide to Getting Good Care
“In this guide we take you through the steps to finding the best professional (or team) for your child, and the most appropriate treatment for the disorder or disability.”

Teen Mental
Great resource on Teen Mental Health for teens and families

A place where teens can share what’s on their mind

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24-Hour Suicide Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Alliance on Mental Illness
The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
A confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.
Anxiety in Children

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Basics
In this guide you’ll find common signs and symptoms of GAD, criteria used for diagnosis and up-to-date treatment options.

Acute Stress Disorder
Acute Stress Disorder is a less severe and long-lasting condition than the better-known post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Separation Anxiety Disorder Basics
In this guide you’ll find information on how to recognize separation anxiety, how it’s diagnosed and how it’s treated.
Separation Anxiety in Children
Links to Dozens of Anxiety Related Resources
Types of Treatment
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America, the national non-profit organization for consumers, clinicians and researchers.

ADAA: Anxiety Screening Tools
Screen yourself or a family member for an anxiety disorder or depression.

American Psychological Association
How stress affects your health

Anxiety Australia
Helpful resources for those in Australia.

Anxiety Coach
Lots of good advice on several anxiety disorders from a leading expert.

Anxiety No More
Informational site from an ex-sufferer of anxiety.

Anxiety Recovery
Anxiety Disorder Treatment and Recovery in West Los Angeles.

Comprehensive, evidence-based information about depression and its treatment (including medical, psychological and alternative therapies). BluePages also includes interactive depression and anxiety quizzes, descriptions of the experience and symptoms of depression, a relaxation download, and extensive resources for help. Participation is free and anonymous.

Calm Clinic
A website that shows anxiety sufferers where to start treating their anxiety. It covers topics such as treatment, symptoms, causes, methods, specific issues related to anxiety, diet considerations and many other topics.

Depression Guide
Guide to the entire range of mental health disorders. Shows that anxiety disorder has many different forms as well as degree of severity with treatment options.
e-hub’s latest interactive self-help program includes modules for social anxiety, generalised anxiety and depression. It provides self-help training drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and exercise. Participation is free and anonymous. Modules for panic disorder, bereavement and relationship breakdown will be deployed in 2010.
Resources for social anxiety and PTSD from a non-profit organization.
A guide to diseases, disorders and chronic illness. Go to “Conditions” and find the Anxiety-Panic Resource Center.
Online health care guide for family, men, women, child. Information on all diseases with their symptoms, treatment, causes and info on drugs starting from A to Z.
Developed by women who suffers from an anxiety disorder who wants to impart her opinions, book reviews, and other self-help and consumer guidance for others with anxiety.
Alcohol, drug abuse and recovery issues in general
Advice on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle from infancy to old-age.
This is a fine review of some basic but helpful resources for the fear of flying, including some newer apps and a high-quality, infographic.
Help with fear, anxiety, insecurity, panic, depression, grief, addictions, eating disorders, etc.

Waypoint Academy
A specialized boarding school of 36 students and is dually-licensed as an independent school and residential treatment center.

Mountain Valley Treatment Center
A unique, non-profit, short-term residential treatment center for adolescent boys and girls struggling with OCD and anxiety disorders.

A Washington State nonprofit offering advances in innovative approaches to suicide prevention … Goal: To reduce the suicide rate in Washington State by twenty percent by 2020.

The Stability Network
A growing community of people who successfully live and work with mental health conditions. We openly share our own paths to stability to inspire hope and help others find theirs.

Kelty Mental Health
A provincial resource centre that provides mental health and substance use information, resources, and peer support to children, youth and their families from across BC.

Anxiety BC
A leader in developing online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety and anxiety disorders.

Teen Mental Health (Dr. Stan Kutcher)
Works to create, develop and deliver nationally and internationally recognized research, education and clinical programs by collaborating with health care providers, policymakers, schools, the business community, non-profit organizations and the general public.

Foundry BC
Everyone feels anxious at times, but too much anxiety can get in the way of daily life. Anxiety can become a problem when it doesn’t go away, gets worse and/or makes it hard for you to do the things you want to do.

Kids Health
What is anxiety? 4 Steps to Finding the Right Therapist for You and Your Anxiety
This article will provide some suggestions for where to start and what sort of questions you should be asking when you evaluate a therapist.

Mental Health Resource Guide for College Students | Maryville Online
Whether you or a loved one is a student is seeking support, the following information and resources curated by Maryville University Online may help provide some insight and relief.

Community / Forums

A place where teens can share what’s on their mind
Offers a nice community forum for questions and answers.

WebMD: What Are Support Groups for Anxiety?
Hearing from others who know what it’s like can make you feel less isolated and help you find new ways to deal with nervous feelings.
Offers newsletter, on-line chats and other resources.
Recovery, Inc. is a nonprofit mental health self-help organization that offers weekly group meetings for people suffering from various emotional and mental conditions.
This site offers news, survivor stories for all anxiety disorders, a bulletin board and forums.

Panic Disorders

Panic Disorder Basics
This guide explores the signs and symptoms of panic disorder, how it is diagnosed and the best treatments.
A straight-forward web site offering guidance for those with panic attacks from someone who has been there.
Inspiration and guidance for those healing from panic disorder and agoraphobia.
Suggestions for responding to panic attacks from someone who’s been there.
Offers definitions of terms regarding anxiety disorders and treatment options. Also find out about their book, Living with Panic Disorder.
Information and motivation for people who suffer from panic attacks and anxiety.
A personal case study of one person’s recovery from obsessive panic.


Parents Guide: How to Help A Child with OCD
This guide explains the often confusing behaviors that can be associated with OCD in children, and the effective treatments for helping kids who develop it.
Serving OCD sufferers and their families in the UK. Offering free and fee-based service.
OCD Education Station” is a unique resource designed to educate school personnel on how to identify and assist students who may have symptoms of OCD Also a great tool for parents working with school personnel on managing their child’s OCD.
OCD Hotline of NY/NJ offers visitors the chance to submit their confidential questions and get a FREE reply within 24 hours, with no obligation.
Developed to assist people in the United Kingdom who suffer from OCD.
information, advice and support to those with obsessive compulsive disorder

Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety Disorder Basics
Social Anxiety Disorder Basics
Helpful resources on social anxiety in Australia
Overcome stage fright with gradual exposure in manageable steps. The Public Speaking & Social Anxiety Clinic of New York
A site dedicated to helping people overcome shyness through education.
Free online community site for shy and socially anxious singles.
A great set of 24 actionable steps you can take to overcome social anxieties.
Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder / Social Phobia: Symptoms, Types, Causes, Treatment, and Support
Resources for social anxiety and PTSD from a non-profit organization.


National Institute of Mental Health: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event.
Resources for social anxiety and PTSD from a non-profit organization.
Information on panic and PTSD in scuba divers.
Comprehensive set of pages, outlining the essence of PTSD and the various options for treatment.
A non-profit organization that is a resource for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) survivors and caregivers.
Here is a solid, well-done summary about how exercise can help anxiety, PTSD and depression.

Specific Phobias

Fear of Flying School
This is a wonderful resource, providing a great deal of information, for free, to those who want to fly more comfortably.

Fear Free Flying
focuses on coping with flying anxiety and aerophobia.

Dental Fear Central
Self-help for anyone suffering with dental phobia, anxiety, or specific dental fears. Includes a support forum and dentist recommendations and reviews.
written by dentists who specialize in treating people with dental phobia. An excellent source of information and advice.

Information on panic and PTSD in scuba divers.

Nice brief overview about phobias and panic attacks and several methods of treatment.
A non-profit organization for anyone suffering from shy bladder.

Life-long anxiety reduction is taught in a 8 phase program that integrates Mindfulness Meditation and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

USC School of Social Work
USC School of Social Work’s online MSW program provides a Mindfulness for Healthy Living Toolkit containing a list of mindfulness tips, tricks, and meditations which can support mental health recovery and act as an early intervention tool.

Susan Kaiser-Greenland
Susan Kaiser-Greenland is expert in mindfulness and education.

Mindfulness in schools
Mindfulness in schools

UK Mindfulness in schools
UK Mindfulness in schools

Koru Mindfulness
Mindfulness for College Students, twenty somethings

Inward Bound Mindfulness Education
Mindfulness retreats for teens

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
A popular interactive program that teaches cognitive-behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression. MoodGYM has been extensively researched and its effectiveness has been demonstrated in randomised controlled trials. Participation is free and anonymous.
This site provides great information for potential clients about the various forms of cognitive behavioral therapy and what a client can expect in treatment.

Find a CBT Therapist
Find a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist