Panic – Where to Go for Help

by Dianne E. Butts

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly a fourth (24.9%) of the adult population in the United States will struggle with an anxiety disorder sometime during their lives.1 If you or someone you love is struggling with an anxiety disorder, the following organizations* offer help:

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
6000 Executive Boulevard, Suite 513
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 231-9350
($25.00 membership includes a subscription to their quarterly publication Reporte

ENcourage Newsletter
Dept. AD
13610 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 10-126
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(Subscription to this bi-monthly newsletter is $21.95.)

Minirth-Meier Clinics offer counseling based on Christian principles. For a clinic in your area, contact their corporate office at:
P.O. Box 850778
Richardson, TX 75085-0798
(972) 907-1972

National Anxiety Foundation
3135 Custer Drive
Lexington, KY 40517-4001
(606) 272-7166

Informational brochures are available from the
National Institute of Mental Health
Room 7C-02
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857

National Panic & Anxiety Disorder Newsletter
1718 Burgundy Place, Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(Subscription to this bi-monthly newsletter is $25.00.)
See their homepage at:
Email address:

Obsessive Compulsive (OC) Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 70
Milford, CT 06460
(203) 878-5669

Phobics Anonymous
P.O. Box 1180
Palm Springs, CA 92263
(619) 322-COPE

932 Evelyn Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(800) 2-PHOBIA

* The author does not necessarily endorse these organizations.

1. Jack D. Maser, Ph.D., “Anxiety Disorders: America’s Most Common Mental Illnesses,” On Target 3 May 1995: 1.