Anxiety and Depression
For years, many people believed depression was just feeling sad or out of sorts, and anxious people ... read more »
No one is immune to depression or anxiety, but certain groups, such as teens, the elderly and new ... read more »
If you’re having trouble managing your emotions but aren’t sure if it’s temporary ... read more »
There are many types of depression and anxiety, so there isn’t one treatment that will help ... read more »
Finding a counselor or therapist isn’t always easy and may call for some detective work. Not ... read more »
In this section, you’ll find some Web sites that provide 24-hour a day, 7-days a week ... read more »
It’s easy to feel alone when you’re battling a mental illness like depression or anxiety. There are times when you just need to connect with someone who has been there and understands what you need, be it a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen or even a reality check. This section provides sites that have online support groups and newsletters you can have delivered to your e-mail box.
- When looking for sites that provide support, be sure that there are no hidden agendas or promises for getting well quickly if you buy their products or send money.
- Moderated support groups on the Web are groups that are supervised, usually by someone who either has gone through the same issues as the posters, or someone who has worked in the field. Check the board’s “About Us” section or click on the moderator to learn more.
- Be wary of people touting remedies or medications in online forums. Remember that what works for one person may not be the best for another. If you’re interested in a specific treatment or medication, discuss it with your mental health practitioner.