However, you may need to see a mental health specialist if you have severe anxiety. A psychiatrist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions. A psychologist and some other mental health professionals can diagnose anxiety and provide counseling (psychotherapy). Also visit the online treatment locator.
What is the SAMHSA National Helpline? What are the opening hours? English and Spanish are available if you select the option to speak with a national representative. Do I need health insurance to receive this service? The referral service is free of charge. If you are uninsured or underinsured, we will refer you to your state office, which is responsible for state-funded treatment programs. In addition, we can often refer you to facilities that charge on a variable scale of fees or that accept Medicare or Medicaid.
If you have health insurance, we recommend that you contact your insurer for a list of participating providers and health care facilities. We will not ask you for any personal data. We may ask for your zip code or other relevant geographic information to track calls that are routed to other offices or to accurately identify local resources appropriate to your needs. No, we don't provide advice.
Trained information specialists answer calls, transfer callers to state services or other appropriate intake centers in their states, and connect them to local assistance and support. Alcohol and Drug Addiction Happens in the Best Families Describe how alcohol and drug addiction affects the whole family. It explains how substance abuse treatment works, how family interventions can be a first step to recovery, and how to help children in families affected by alcohol and drug abuse. For additional resources, visit the SAMHSA Store.
Visit SAMHSA's Facebook page Visit SAMHSA on Twitter Visit SAMHSA's YouTube channel Visit SAMHSA on LinkedIn Visit SAMHSA on Instagram SAMHSA's blog SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on communities across the United States. If you need more support, you can receive free psychological therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on the NHS. We all worry and get scared from time to time. But people with anxiety may feel consumed by fear of things that may seem irrational to others.
These concerns can be difficult to relate to, and as a result, many people don't know how to best help someone with anxiety. But with anxiety, you don't necessarily see what the person is dealing with. So it's important to be sensitive to what the person with anxiety is going through, even if it doesn't make sense to you. It's distressing to see a loved one experience panic attacks and face anxiety every day, but there are things you can do to help them.
Start by recognizing the signs of excessive worry and understanding the best ways to support your loved one. Coronavirus (Covid-1) is affecting all our lives and we know that our usual advice may not currently apply. Some ways to take care of yourself or receive support may not be possible or feel realistic during the pandemic.