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Wings of Light, Inc.

National. 3 support networks. Founded 1995. Support and information network for individuals whose lives have been touched by aviation accidents. Separate networks for airplane accident survivors, families and friends of persons killed in airplane accidents and persons involved in the rescue, recovery and investigation of crashes. Information, referrals and phone support.
Website: http://www.wingsoflight.org
E-mail: info@wingsoflight.org
Verified: 7/2/2012

Gift From Within

Online. (WOMEN ONLY) Offers a one-on-one post-traumatic stress disorder e-mail/pen pal support network, where female victims of specific trauma can be matched with survivors of similar post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Audio-visual resources available.
Write:
Gifts From Within
16 Cobb Hill Rd.
Camden, ME 04843
Website: http://www.giftfromwithin.org
Verified: 6/29/2012

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)

National. 2,300 members. Founded 1975. Support and advocacy for victims and survivors of violent crimes and disasters. Newsletter, information, referrals, phone help, conferences, crisis response training and group development guidelines. Referrals to local self-help groups. Dues $50 (individual); $200 (organization).
Write:
National Organization for Victim Assistance
510 King St., Suite 424
Alexandria, VA 22314
Voice: 1-800-879-6682 or 703-535-6682
Fax: 703-535-5500
Website: http://www.trynova.org
Verified: 7/31/2012

Trauma Support Network

National. Opportunity to connect with other trauma survivors, share experiences, learn how to better manage life after a serious injury and gain support and hope from others. Support groups are facilitated by a trauma survivor. Group members have different types of injuries (head injuries, leg injuries, multiple trauma) resulting from different types of events (motor vehicle crashes, falls, gunshot wounds). Guest speakers. Online support forums for trauma survivors and their families and friends.
Write:
c/o American Trauma Society
7611 S. Osborne Rd., Suite 202
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Voice: 1-800-556-7890
Website: http://www.traumasurvivorsnetwork.org/pages/peer-support-groups
E-mail: admin@traumasurvivorsnetwork.org
Verified: 7/24/2012

Anxiety Social Net

Online. A peer-run social networking site for individuals afflicted with anxiety disorders, family members as well as those who have managed to overcome them. Support groups, live chat, blogs, information on anxiety and more. Covers generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder (SAD), general and specific phobias, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, separation anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression.
Website: http://www.anxietysocialnet.com
Verified: 7/11/2012

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

National network. Founded 1980. Listing of state-by-state local support groups, brochures, information about anxiety disorders, local listing of healthcare professionals providing treatment for anxiety disorders and a national listing of clinical trials provided free. Promotes the prevention, treatment and cure of anxiety and stress-related disorders through advocacy, education, training, and research.
Write:
Anxiety and Depression Assoc. Americ
8730 Georgia Ave., Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Voice: 240-485-1001
Fax: 240-485-1035
Website: http://www.adaa.org
Verified: 7/18/2012

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