Let’s face it. The journey of recovery from anxiety disorder is a tough road. That’s why online anxiety disorder support groups can be so important.
It doesn’t matter what form anxiety disorder takes for you. It could be driving anxiety recovery, social anxiety, agoraphobia and driving, generalized anxiety, or another other anxiety disorder.
I believe all anxiety disorders are pretty much the same when you get down to the core of them. And all types can be can overcome or lessened by the same two things: changed behavior and the support of other people who’ve “been there and done that.” People who “get it.”
Online Anxiety Disorder Support Groups Can Play An Important Role in Our Lives
We all need support, and one of the easiest ways to find it is through support groups.
Here’s a quick list of the online support groups I’ve used over the last couple of years. I can’t thank these people enough for their generosity, kindness of spirit, and for simply being there:
- Social Anxiety Support Forum — This is a huge online support group for those who struggle with social anxiety. That’s still an issue for me, so I’ve taken a lot of inspiration from these guys. 🙂
- Depression Forums — Depression and anxiety often go hand in hand. Even though this group’s name indicates it’s for depression, there’s still a ton of online anxiety disorder support to be found here. This is a large and very active community, and still I use it whenever I’m having a tough time getting though a day paralyzed by anxiety and depression.
- Anxiety Forum — A smaller but still active group focused more exclusively on online anxiety support.
- Experience Project — Though not technically an anxiety support group, I’ve still made a lot of great connections here. It’s a fascinating place to hang out and read the stories and confessions of people who’ve really struggled and really lived life. It’s also a great place to vent when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
I’ve found that having one or two online groups where I can get support for anxiety disorder is very, very helpful. Fortunately, there’s a wide range of them available; the list above is by no means comprehensive.
PS — Which online anxiety disorder support groups do you use? Let us all know about them in the comments section below.
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Thanks for the list! A great list for anxiety support sites. Can we recommend some? I hope it does not count as spam.
http://anxietyspace.com/ – It’s a smaller but very new site, to deal with all sorts of anxiety; Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Phobic Disorders. Along with Comorbid Disorders, (side disorders). And the Physical health disorders that cause anxiety.
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Its great to know the Importance of Online Anxiety Disorder Support Groups. I think that it would help you understand your situation better and learn how to cope up with it. I know that everyone undergoes depression and I think that this group is one of the solution.