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Building A Support System For Anxiety

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Dealing with anxiety can be overwhelming and isolating. However, building a strong support system is essential in managing anxiety and maintaining good mental health. In this session, we will explore the significance of establishing a robust support system to manage anxiety. We will focus on recognizing supportive individuals in your life and utilizing community resources to build a network of support.

Acknowledge Your Supportive Individuals

The first step in building a support system for anxiety is to acknowledge the people in your life who are supportive and understanding. This include: family members, friends, colleagues, or mental health professionals. It's important to identify individuals who offer a listening ear, empathy, and encouragement during times of anxiety.

Action Tip:

  • Take some time to identify the people in your life who have been there for you during anxious moments. This might involve making a list of supportive individuals and reflecting on how they have positively impacted your mental well-being.

Cultivate Relationships

Once you have acknowledged those who support you, it's time to cultivate those relationships. Clear and open communication is crucial in maintaining supportive connections. Share your feelings and concerns with those you trust, and be open to receiving their support in return.

Action Tip:

  • Schedule regular check-ins with your supportive network. This might include meeting for a coffee catch-up or setting up regular phone calls with loved ones who provide a source of comfort.

Seek Community Resources

While friends and family can provide a valuable support system, it's also beneficial to explore community resources that are available to assist with anxiety management. This could involve seeking out local support groups, attending workshops or events focused on mental health, or utilizing digital resources like Panda’s digital group sessions and mental health content.

Action Tip:

  • Research mental health resources available in your community. This might involve reaching out to local mental health organizations, checking for support groups in your area, or exploring digital platforms like Panda for accessible and informative content about anxiety management.

Participate in Group Activities

Participating in group activities can also be beneficial in building a support system for anxiety. Engaging in group settings can provide a sense of belonging, understanding, and shared experiences. Whether it's joining a yoga class, a book club, or participating in group support sessions, finding activities where you can connect with others who understand anxiety can be extremely valuable.

Action Tip:

  • Explore group activities that align with your interests and provide opportunities to connect with others. This might involve searching for local community events, workshops, or utilizing platforms like Panda to join digital group sessions focused on anxiety management.


In conclusion, building a support system for anxiety involves nurturing existing relationships, seeking community resources, and participating in group activities. Through these efforts, you can create a network of support to help manage anxiety and maintain good mental well-being. Remember that you are not alone in your struggles, and there are people and resources available to help you through difficult times.

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