Freedom From Fear is a national not-for-profit mental health advocacy association. Mary Guardino founded FFF in 1984 as an outgrowth of her own personal experiences having suffered from anxiety and depressive illnesses for 30 years. The mission of FFF is to impact, in a positive way, the lives of all those affected by anxiety, depressive and related disorders through advocacy, education, research and community support.
Anxiety and Depressive disorders are the most common of all mental illnesses. They are medical illnesses. Anxiety disorders alone affect more than 40 million adult American's each year, causing them to be filled with fearfulness and uncertainty. Depression affects approximately 20 million adult Americans causing them to have symptoms such as hopelessness, sleep problems and feelings of being "down" and "blue". Both anxiety and depressive illnesses are severe, chronic and extremely impairing to the individuals who are affected by them. Furthermore, they can have a devastating effect on the family members of those suffering from anxiety and depression. However, the good news is that both anxiety and depressive illnesses are treatable.
This website contains valuable information based on research findings on anxiety and depressive illnesses and the treatments that work.
We hope that you will take some time and explore this site. We are sure that the information provided will be very helpful.
If you wish to see videos talking about anxiety and depressive illnesses, please feel free to click on the YouTube link or our internet talk show link, The Mind in Motion, provided below.
Real People. Real Treatments. Real Success Stories.
Mental Health Links
The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information and counseling resources.
Addiction and Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous Recovery Resources
Center for On-Line Addiction
Coalition Against Drug Abuse
SAMHSA's Substance Abuse/Addiction
SAMHSA's Treatment and Recovery
Web of Addictions
Associations & Institutes
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Counseling Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Society
Canadian Mental Health Association
Center for Mental Health Services
National Institute of Mental Health
National Mental Health Association
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
SAMHSA's Children and Families
SAMHSA's Protection and Advocacy
Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse
The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
DSM-IV-TR: Diagnoses and Criteria
Dissociation and Traumatic Stress
Sidran Foundation Home Page
Journals & Magazines
Anxiety, Stress and Coping
Depression and Anxiety
Drug and Alcohol Review
Early Child Development and Care
Journal of Gambling Studies
Journal of Happiness Studies
Journal of Mental Health and Aging
Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Loss, Grief & Care
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Psychology of Men & Masculinity
Stress and Health
Trauma, Violence & Abuse
Medications and Health Supplements
Drug Interactions, Drugs.com
Drug Interactions, DIRECT
Medication, Internet Mental Health
Mental Health Care General Links
Internet Mental Health
Let’s Talk Facts, APA
Mental Help Net
University of Michigan Health Topics A to Z
Web Sites You Can Trust, Medical Library Association
Note: Not responsible for the content, claims or representations of the listed sites.