If you're visiting for the first time, you might be wondering who we are and how to get the most out of our site. We are a group of concerned consumers, professionals, parents and caregivers devoted to increasing the public's awareness of and access to reliable resources on anxiety.
Our site contains a wealth of information to help people learn about and practice effective strategies to manage anxiety on their own, at their own pace. All content is grounded in scientific research and developed by professionals who specialize in helping people with anxiety.
After you selected a tab that's most relevant to you, you may find it helpful to first learn about what anxiety is. Many don't recognize the signs of anxiety, and instead think there is something 'wrong' with them, or that these feelings are dangerous. The first step to successfully managing anxiety is to understand and recognize it.
Next you can learn about effective tools to help manage anxiety like 'healthy thinking', 'facing fears', and 'relaxation'.
If you're interested in using these tools, you may find it helpful to try one at a time. Give yourself lots of opportunities to practice using the tool before moving on to another. Many people find it helpful to practice these tools regularly, even when not feeling very anxious. That way, these tools will be especially helpful during those times when they are needed the most.
Of course, learning to manage anxiety on your own can be challenging. Especially when it is causing a lot of distress or getting in the way of living life. We all need extra help sometimes. If you're having trouble using these tools on your own, talk to your family doctor about treatment options. You can learn more about when to seek professional help and what to expect from a CBT therapist by visiting our 'When to Seek Help' section on the homepage.
Thank you for visiting our site and we hope you find it useful! Please let us know what you think about our site by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.