I remember the summer my anxiety became so severe that I didn’t want to wake up and get out of bed anymore. I was so confused about what was happening to me and too afraid to trust anyone to give me a hand. Taking steps to find help was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am so grateful to all of the psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists who have helped me find myself again.
If you don’t know where to start to seek proper care, the National Institute of Mental Health provides :
- information on where you can go and what you can do for help if you believe you are suffering from an anxiety disorder (or any mental health issue for that matter) : http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/getting-help-locate-services/index.shtml
- resources for if you are in crisis (suicidal or thinking of harming yourself or others) and need immediate help: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/if-you-are-in-crisis-and-need-immediate-help.shtml
In addition, there is a wonderful blog called A Canvas of the Minds: A Unique Collaboration of Different Perspectives On Mental Health and Life which has a fantastic page of resources for mental health => http://acanvasoftheminds.wordpress.com/further-resources-and-disclaimer/
As well as a Crisis page (includes numbers for readers outside of the U.S.) =>http://acanvasoftheminds.wordpress.com/crisis/
Thanks for reading 🙂 ,