Handling Self Sabotage & Anxiety - Personal Story of Triumph

I found myself one day writing out all my thought in poetry form to best express myself. From my writing, I found some useful tips to share with anyone that needs help. I reached out to ADAA because their mission is amazing, the fact that ADAA helps people find treatment, resources, and support is amazing. The managing anxiety page helps me learn more about dealing with my anxiety. I hope this blog post can help people manage their anxiety. 

by Antonio Liranzo

I want to write this post to hopefully share some of my experiences with self sabotage & anxiety. I published my first book “Falling Angel : Rising Phoenix” as a therapeutic release, I woke up one day and realized that my life was starting to go down a rabbit hole, I looked in the mirror and didn’t like the person that I was becoming, I started asking myself, Who am I?

Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety - Blog Post

Even though all the hype around mindfulness can sometimes make it seem like it’s more of a trend than a treatment, there is evidence that practicing mindfulness can alleviate some physical and mental health problems. In particular, an eight-week course called Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction has been shown to improve a variety of physical and mental health conditions, including anxiety.  ADAA member Dr. Elizabeth Hoge and former ADAA intern Caroline Armstrong co-author this blog post focused on the benefits of mindfulness meditation. 

Zoom Anxiety Disorders

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Zoom Anxiety Disorders: An online weekly support group open to anyone who has an anxiety problem. This is a peer support group, for adults ages 18+, led by a mental health professional. You’ll have a chance to talk with others who “get” anxiety and also learn self-help skills. ​​​​​​ There is a $5/group. Register here: https://anxietyresourcecenter.org/finding-support/wednesday-offerings/

Thank You, Anxiety

ADAA Member Joel Minden, PhD pens a letter to anxiety in PsychologyToday. "Thank you, anxiety, for alerting me to danger. I wouldn’t know that something bad might happen if it weren’t for you. You remind me to plan, problem solve, and play it safe when I have to do something important."

Planning for Success in the Pandemic Version of the Holidays - Blog Post

ADAA Past President Dr. Karen Cassiday shares tips and strategies to help you manage anxiety and depression around holiday planning this year. "...2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, especially those who are prone to anxiety and depression.  The social isolation, uncertainty about employment, income, health and the health of Covid vulnerable people you love has posed a unique challenge for us all.  It is completely understandable for you to have some apprehension about the upcoming holidays.

The Custom Journal - New ADAA Ally Story

Adam Graser writes..."The Custom Journal offers a resource to help mitigate anxiety and depression, helps spread awareness about mental health, and aids in removing the stigma that is so often attached to these disorders. It is why I chose to partner with the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). On the ADAA site you can find a therapist, access free resources and get support. As I shared with you above, I feel even more strongly about ADAA’s mission today, which is why a percentage of proceeds for every journal sold goes to this incredible agency/resource..."

How to Worry More Mindfully - ADAA Feature - Article

Many of us worry because we feel that it helps us plan. It’s tempting to keep unsettling issues top of mind — the same way we review our to-dos — to prepare. “Our minds will try to solve a problem, even if it’s a problem that can’t be solved by us,” said ADAA Member Lizabeth Roemer, PhD in the New York Times article How to Worry More Mindfully.