I think support groups can be of tremendous benefit. My only two personal experiences with such groups was a smoking cessation group and a bereavement group. I found both to be very helpful. It's difficult, or at least it was for me, to find an anxiety group for some reason. I'm sure they must exist. I am not aware of any listing of such groups state by state. I would start by calling your local Mental Health Dept. and inquiring if they know of any. Hospitals may have leads, and your doctor may know of some.
Or here's an idea..............start your own! Inquire at your library or local hospital if you can use one of their conference rooms, then take out a small add in the paper announcing the group. You can also give flyers to local medical clinics, psychiatric clinics, even post them on bulletin boards around town. It would be a great opening gambit if you could get a doctor or psychologist to be the guest speaker at that first meeting!.
I realize this may sound like a lot of work, but when I couldn't find a group, I thought about doing this. The only reason I didn't follow through with the idea was because my work schedule at that time was in a state of flux and there was never a time I knew for sure I'd be free. Personally, I thought it was a great idea! (Toot! Toot!)
But, if that is not your cup of tea, get on the Net and do a search for groups in your area.
If all that fails, well, you have us! We're a pretty great "group!"
I wish you luck and if you do find a source that lists groups by state, please share that information as others here may be interested.
Good luck, keep us posted, OK?
I was just about to say it myself....Go Greenlydia!! Coming to this forum ois an excellant support group!
Groups can be a great way of sharing similar experiences with like minded people. Most people can be a bit weary of them of first. Not knowing what will happen at them. It can take a few sessions for the group to work as it should. The more relaxed people with each other the more they are willing to talk. Share ideas. The person leading the group may have exercises for you to do as well. Not keep fit. ( LOL ) How to control your thoughts and change your moods and the likes. Working as a group you will all learn how to do this over a period of time. Great support from other people if you are finding it hard. Well worth going to.
Is there any support groups
Where did you find this "moldy-oldy" post?
Besides us, I personally don't know of any anxiety groups. If I was looking for one here, (in the US) I think I'd try contacting the NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) and see if they knew of anything.
Local hospitals, psych clinics would be my next place to look.
I don't know how big a place Hobart is, but check around. It's amazing what can be found when you start networking. Do you live far from a major city? You might have better luck there.
But while you're looking, why not talk to us about what's going on. We're a pretty great group of people with all sorts of issues, so nothing you have to say is going to shock or surprise anyone!
Talk to us Miss Tiger!