According to the ADAA anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses in America with around 40 million adults in the US having anxiety disorders every year.
According to many experts anxiety is highly treatable, however this does not mean it is easy to cope with. Anxiety and anxiety attacks can be very difficult to manage, especially alone. Therefore it is highly recommended that everyone with any form of anxiety, from severe to mild should have anxiety support of some form.
Research has shown that having a support system has many benefits and that social support can help to reduce anxiety. According to Everyday Health persons with anxiety often feel as if no one really understands how they feel and the situation that they face. Being part of a support group can relieve persons of such feelings. Support groups can prove to be an important part of recovering from anxiety and receiving anxiety support. Support groups provide relief to persons simply by them being assured that they are not alone and that there are other people who are fighting anxiety and many who have overcome it. Additionally talking about your anxiety can help to give you a sense of perspective.
Talking therapy also helps in reducing anxiety symptoms and providing support while providing some form of relief from anxiety whether it is with friends and family or professionally trained therapists. In addition to this psychotherapists and psychologists provide CBT and DBT which has been proven to be highly effective in treating anxiety.
The ADAA provides access to online support groups which can help to relieve symptoms of anxiety and make it easier to deal with.
Psychology Today also provides an online database of therapists and services which can provide anxiety support and treatment.