Anxiety Resource Guide

A certain amount of anxiety is healthy and normal for everyone. New experiences, meeting new people, or revisiting difficult past experiences are natural and normal sources of anxiety. However for some people anxiety can become out-sized, frequent, draining and even physically painful.  This natural phenomena, which we originally evolved to help us survive in a dangerous world, can create unfortunate consequences in the modern world. Fortunately there are a wide variety of treatments, exercises and medications that can help. Below we’ve collected many of the resources available online to help with anxiety:

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Helplines for Anxiety

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Mobile Apps for Anxiety

Calm | $12.99 per month


Calm is one of the top 10 most popular health apps in the iTunes store and includes relaxation meditations, stories to help you sleep, breathing exercises, nature sounds and classes taught by experts.

HeadSpace | $7.99-$12.99 per month


HeadSpace is another top 10 app in the Health section of the iTunes store. HeadSpace provides clear, easy to follow videos with meditation exercises and training lead by a Tibetan trained Buddhist monk. The app includes exercises to help with anxiety, panic attacks and sleep.

Stop. Breathe. Think. | $4.91 per month


Stop. Breathe. Think. is a meditation app that, “allows you to check in with your emotions, and then recommends short, guided meditations, yoga and acupressure videos, tuned to how you feel.” In addition to meditations to help with anxiety, sleep and stress this app encourages check ins that help users track their emotional state.

Happify | $14.95 per month


Happify touts itself as “The  single destination for effective, evidence-based solutions for better emotional health and well being.” The app tracks the user’s emotions and offers guided meditations and science based games and activities designed to increase happiness and reduce stress and depression.

Pacifica | $8.99 per month


Pacifica describes itself as “Daily tools for stress, anxiety, and depression alongside a supportive community. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy & mindfulness meditation.” In addition to meditation and a mood tracker, Pacifica connects users with a community and has a simple goal setting feature to complete tasks that are proven to reduce anxiety, such as spending time outdoors and expressing gratitude.

TalkSpace | $49.99-$79.99


TalkSpace is the leading online counseling app. To use, complete a questionnaire and select a counselor. Users can contact their counselors a variety of ways, including with video chat.

TalkLife | Free


Connect with others struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders and those battling self harm.

Stop Panic and Anxiety Self Help | Free


This Google Play Store app is specifically for individuals suffering from panic attacks. It includes audio to listen to when experiencing a panic attack to help calm you down and get through it. It also includes numerous resources including articles on panic attacks, anxiety and cognitive behavioral training, a diary, and audio for emotion calming training.

Blogs About Anxiety

Anxiety and Depression Association of America


The Anxiety and Depression Association of America blog offers a wide variety of articles from top professionals written for anyone who is affected by mental illness. Topics range from everyday concerns like first day of works jitters to expert advice on specific mental illnesses. The posts are categorized and easily sort-able and searchable to find posts relevant to your needs.

Anxiety Coach


Written by Dave Carbonell, Ph.D., this blog covers anxiety treatment to to help people overcome fears, phobias, worry, and panic attacks that he has used in his practice for the last 25 years. The site is organized by specific phobias and disorders and includes videos and links to the workbooks Dr. Carbonell has published.

Anxiouslass.com


Anxious Lass tackles social anxiety from the personal experience of the writer, Kelly Jean. It aims to set itself apart from the more medical-focused websites and offers a community in the form of a non-public Facebook group. Anxious Lass also provides resources to help people with anxiety start their own blog.

Anxiety Network


The Anxiety Network is an extension of an anxiety clinic. The site  focuses on three of the major anxiety disorders:  panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder. In addition to blog posts organized by disorder, the site has a store for anxiety related books and a news section for the latest updates on studies from the medical community.

Blogs About Anxiety

Anxiety and Depression Association of America


The Anxiety and Depression Association of America blog offers a wide variety of articles from top professionals written for anyone who is affected by mental illness. Topics range from everyday concerns like first day of works jitters to expert advice on specific mental illnesses. The posts are categorized and easily sort-able and searchable to find posts relevant to your needs.

Anxiety Coach


Written by Dave Carbonell, Ph.D., this blog covers anxiety treatment to to help people overcome fears, phobias, worry, and panic attacks that he has used in his practice for the last 25 years. The site is organized by specific phobias and disorders and includes videos and links to the workbooks Dr. Carbonell has published.

Anxiouslass.com


Anxious Lass tackles social anxiety from the personal experience of the writer, Kelly Jean. It aims to set itself apart from the more medical-focused websites and offers a community in the form of a non-public Facebook group. Anxious Lass also provides resources to help people with anxiety start their own blog.

Anxiety Network


The Anxiety Network is an extension of an anxiety clinic. The site  focuses on three of the major anxiety disorders:  panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder. In addition to blog posts organized by disorder, the site has a store for anxiety related books and a news section for the latest updates on studies from the medical community.

Anxiety-Schmanxiety Blog


HealthyPlace.com bills itself as “largest consumer mental health site on the net”, their Anxiety-Schmanxiety blog is full of clear, useful information on anxiety in easy to read articles written or reviewed by mental health professionals.

Anxiety Slayer


An award winning podcast on anxiety, Anxiety Slayer contains hundreds of episodes and millions of downloads.

Reddit.com/r/Anxiety


Reddit/r/Anxiety is an internet forum with daily user submitted discussions. Users can vote and contribute their personal experience or expertise to any thread.