Support and Resources for Coping With a Phobia
Living With Phobias
Living with a phobia can be difficult. Many people find that their concerns fall into three basic categories. Provided here is information on how to cope with each type of concern.
An Overview of Support Resources for Phobias
If you are newly diagnosed with a phobia, you may wonder where you can turn. Read on for some suggestions on finding support.
Phobia Support Groups
If you have a phobia, you may feel isolated and alone. A support group will bring you together with others who truly understand how you feel. Read on for more information on support groups.
Expand Your Support Network
Battling a phobia is hard work, and it is important to rely on your friends and family. Relying too much on a single person, however, can be unhealthy. Read on for tips on avoiding this tendency.
Tell Friends and Family About Your Phobia
If you suffer from a phobia, it can be difficult to decide how and when to tell your loved ones. Here are some tips.
Working With a Phobia
Working with a phobia presents unique challenges, particularly if your trigger is common in the workplace. With a bit of advance planning, most people are able to successfully combat their phobias at work.
Michael, Farrah, and Ed: Are Celebrity Deaths Triggering Health Phobias?
Major news events such as the swine flu scare can trigger or worsen health phobias including nosophobia and hypochondriasis. Now a series of three celebrity deaths--Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson, may further worsen health phobias. Here is how to cope.
Dating With Social Phobia
If you have social phobia, you are quite familiar with the impact that the condition can have on your dating life. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to minimize your phobia's impacts. Here are some ideas for all types of social phobia.
Dating With a Phobia
If you have a phobia, confronting it can be a challenge. If you are simultaneously navigating the dating world, it can be hard to decide how to handle your phobia with a new date. Here are some suggestions to help you out.
Coping With a Crisis on a Crisis Anniversary
Coping with another crisis on the anniversary of the one that changed your life can feel impossible, but sometimes life throws us a curveball. How can you minimize your feelings and do what needs to be done?