What you need to know…
It cannot be stated enough how important it is for a person who suffers from an anxiety disorder to get the help they need.
The term “anxiety disorder” refers to specific psychiatric disorders that involve extreme fear or worry, and includes generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder and panic attacks, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, selective mutism, separation anxiety, and specific phobias. (SOURCE: adaa.org)
Mental health is as important as physical health. It includes your emotional, psychological, and social well being. Mental illnesses are serious disorders that can affect your thinking, mood, and behavior. There are many factors in these disorders, including genes, family history, and life experiences.
These government services can help you find someone to talk to, treatment options, and information on a wide range of mental health issues.
Talk to Someone About Depression and Other Mental Issues
If you don’t have access to a health care professional, call for help with mental health problems.
- For emergency help, call 911.
- If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).
- For help coping with stress, anxiety, or depression after a disaster, contact the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990.
- If you’re a veteran experiencing a crisis, contact the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.
- To get a referral for mental health or substance abuse treatment, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).