Anxiety is a natural reaction to stress — it’s not necessarily pathological or dangerous - Dr. Naomi Simon


image by: Mental Health/Illness Quotes & Information

HWN Suggests

There's a Difference Between Having Anxiety and Being Anxious

Our society has an anxiety problem, in that we have now ascribed the word "anxiety" to such a broad spectrum of feelings and situations that we're not really sure what anxiety means anymore. The two of us writing this right now have anxiety, and even we don't know what it means! It's all relative and all miserable, really, but there is definitely a scale: There is a diagnosable "state of panic so bad it is frequently mistaken for a heart attack," and there is "too many emails." Then there's depression, which seems to cover everything from being physically incapacitated, stewing in your own oils, to how you feel after having an argument with your girlfriend.

read full article


 There's a Difference Between Having Anxiety and Being Anxious

Two women with poor mental health take you through some common relationship scenarios, and how people on the sliding scale of anxiety might react.

Helping people who suffer from anxieties is our mission and our passion.

Anxiety Canada

Anxiety Canada™ is a leader in developing free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety. We are the developers of the award-winning free MindShift™ CBT app for iOS and Android devices, which helps Canadians manage anxiety using scientifically proven strategies.

Anxiety Network

The Anxiety Network focuses on three of the major anxiety disorders: panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder.


Anxiety Space is a community-operated, mental health support group dedicated to helping people suffering from anxiety disorders such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Hypochondria and Panic Disorder.

Social Anxiety Association

A nonprofit organization that promotes understanding and treatment of social anxiety disorder.

Social Anxiety Institute

An International Outreach to People with Social Anxiety. We've lived through it ourselves. We can help.

Social Anxiety Support Forum

To provide support for those who suffer from social anxiety disorder (social phobia).

The Midwest Center for Stress & Anxiety is the leading provider of self-care, nutritional supplements and personal coaching for people suffering from chronic stress, anxiety and depression.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is the leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression, and related disorders.

Anxiety Busters

Dr. Freedman’s own struggle with this condition led her to seek degrees holistic nutrition and natural approaches to health problems. She uses this mind/body approach to guide others past anxiety and anxiety related stresses. The only natural based programs specifically designed to immediately and permanently eliminate all phases of anxiety and depersonalization.

This site is dedicated to helping people who have significant trouble with fears, phobias, and anxiety. We offer free self help information you can use to foster your own recovery; a workbook for people with panic attacks and phobias.

Freedom from Fear

The mission of FFF is to impact, in a positive way, the lives of all those affected by anxiety, depressive and related disorders through advocacy, education, research and community support.

Mental Health America

Generalized Anxiety Disorder is characterized by six months or more of chronic, exaggerated worry and tension that is unfounded or much more severe than the normal anxiety most people experience.

National Anxiety Foundation

Our goal is to educate the public and professionals about anxiety through printed and electronic media

The Child Anxiety Network

The Child Anxiety Network is designed to provide thorough, user-friendly information about child anxiety. It is also designed to provide direction for those who are not sure where to turn when they think their child may need professional help.

Medical News Today

The latest Anxiety News & Stress News articles published daily. Includes news on apprehension, phobias, the consequences of stress and anxiety, relaxation options and more.


Generalized anxiety disorder is more than the normal anxiety people experience day to day. It's chronic and exaggerated worry and tension, even though nothing seems to provoke it.


Right now, about half of all people who take medicine for an anxiety disorder don't get much help from it. And doctors have no definitive way to predict who will, and who won't, benefit from each anti-anxiety prescription they write.


If you spend an excessive amount of time feeling worried or nervous, or you have difficulty sleeping because of your anxiety, pay attention to your thoughts and feelings. They may be symptoms of an anxiety problem or disorder.

9 things I wish people understood about anxiety

So, without further ado, here are the top nine things I wish I could magically make the whole world understand about anxiety and those who live with it.

Introducing Stitches!

Your Path to Meaningful Connections in the World of Health and Medicine
Connect, Collaborate, and Engage!

Coming Soon - Stitches, the innovative chat app from the creators of HWN. Join meaningful conversations on health and medical topics. Share text, images, and videos seamlessly. Connect directly within HWN's topic pages and articles.

Be the first to know when Stitches starts accepting users

Health Cloud

Stay Connected