Life can be tough at times and upsetting things do happen even to children. Traumatic experiences like injuries, life-threatening illnesses, breakup or divorce, or being a victim of a crime of some sort may and usually does leave scars. Depression, anxiety, panic attacks and other mood disorders and issues may develop, leaving us feeling caught up in self-destructive cycle, unable to cope, unable to escape.
If you landed on this page because you are looking for assistance with emotional issues of your own, know that you can heal. No matter how unbelievable it seems right now, you can heal. What you need to do is to reach out for help of others – those in your immediate circle, as well as professional help.
Don’t feel ashamed of your blues, it’s not just bad mood that doesn’t seem to get fixed. Something got messed up in your delicate chemical balance, it’s an illness just like flu, acne or allergy. What makes things harder though is that you probably find it hard to think straight and follow steps necessary for your recovery. We understand. This is the reason why you should immediately reach out for someone you can trust in your immediate circle and ask them to take care of you for just a little while. You should also talk to your doctor. He will evaluate your situation and give you clear directions on what to do next.
If you landed on this page because you are looking for help with emotional problems of somebody else, congratulations on being such a caring friend (spouse, mother, daughter, sister, … you fill the blank). Below are resources for some of the most common emotional problems that will give you insight in what’s happening to the person you care about and what you could do to help.
- Anxiety Disorders in General
- Panic Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Social Phobia
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Eating disorders resource center
- Huge collection of eating disorders links by NEDA
- Eating disorders support groups by state