Don’t suffer in Silence – Get Help
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from the BBC…
Where do I go for help?
The Royal College of Psychiatrists suggests trying self-help techniques first, like:
- talking to a friend or relative
- joining self-help or online support groups
- learning relaxation techniques
Activities such as yoga, exercise, reading and listening to music can also help.
Experts say it’s a good idea to cut down on alcohol and stop smoking to reduce anxiety.
If your anxiety persists, there are lots of self-help books on the best therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which is also provided on the NHS.
CBT is a talking therapy which helps people deal with overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller chunks.
It is suitable for children with severe anxiety too, and parents can be taught how to do it.
“It’s important not to suffer in silence,” says Nicky Lidbetter, from Anxiety UK.
She recommends booking an appointment with a GP and explaining your symptoms, but she says “one path doesn’t suit everybody”.