Acute Stress Disorder Resources, Support and References

Acute Stress Disorder Support Groups

The role of the support group of friends and family is vital in helping victims of Acute Stress Disorder. Because the Acute Stress Disorder may be due to some stressful and traumatic event the victim needs all the support that they can get for the best chance of recovery. It is very important for people who are suffering from Acute Stress Disorder to be able to talk to someone about their traumatic experience. If you or a family member or a friend have experienced or witnessed a life-threatening event, it is important for you or that person to receive strong social support. It is crucial to seek immediate medical and psychological attention and intervention from people trained to handle people suffering from traumatic stress—such as doctors, nurses, and therapists. The following are some crisis intervention centers found online:

The Listening Ear Crisis Center

The Listening Ear Crisis Center is an organization with a 24-hour crisis hotline. They have been in operation since 1969 and provide free and confidential telephone and walk-in services for people in crisis.
thelisteningear.net

Third Level Crisis Intervention Center

Third Level Crisis Intervention Center offers free and confidential crisis counseling. They are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They also provide access to emergency service workers.
thirdlevel.org

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

This is a 24-hour suicide prevention hotline which also offers referrals for crisis workers and crisis intervention centers near your area.
suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Anxiety Support Group

This is an online support group that provides help to people suffering from anxiety disorders. Members can be anonymous and are free to share information about their experiences and advice.
dailystrength.org

Stress Management Support Group

This is an online community for people who experience stressful events in their life. Members share support and provide advice on how to cope with stress though proper stress management.
dailystrength.org

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder – Anxiety, Stress, Heart Palpitation, Excessive Worry, Dizziness
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Obsession, Compulsion, Anxiety, Irrational and Uncontrollable Thoughts
Panic Disorder – Intense Feeling of Anxiety, Panic Attack, Excessive Fear, Palpitation, Rapid Breathing, Racing Thoughts, Dizziness, Blurred Vision
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Nightmares, Insomnia, Sexual Abuse, Irritation, Social Impairment, Problems with Memory and Concentration, Intrusive Memories, Hyper-Vigilance