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Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM)

June 17, 2019
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Description

The Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM) app can help you better manage anxiety and depression. This free platform will teach you different ways to deal with your feelings by recognizing them and what causes them. Once you identify your personal triggers, SAM’s guidelines and resources prompt you to take action.

 

Overview

When the burdens of anxiety and depression fill your mind, it can feel overwhelming and make you unsure of how to feel better. The ‘Self-help for Anxiety Management’ (SAM) app does not try to help by jumping into ways to “fix” tough feelings. Instead, it teaches you how to identify the why (or triggers) that bring about those feelings. By becoming more skilled in recognizing your triggers, you can better manage those feelings when given access to the right resources. After SAM helps you identify them, it then provides a variety of tools to help manage your feelings of anxiety and depression.

“After identifying your triggers, SAM teaches you to ask yourself why these triggers cause you anxiety and depression.”

Identify Triggers

Before you attempt to treat your anxiety and depression, it is a good idea to identify factors that contribute to it. SAM provides useful methods to recognize your personal triggers and reduce the fear of spontaneous mood changes.

 

Monitor Your Thoughts

After identifying your triggers, SAM teaches you to ask yourself why these triggers cause you anxiety and depression. Getting to the root of these feelings provides understanding and mental peace.

 

Manage Your Anxiety

After you understand what causes anxiety in your life, you can use the self-help exercises and private reflection from SAM to take control of your feelings and respond with a positive approach. Responding after healthy contemplation can help you feel less anxious and depressed. SAM doesn’t expect you to always handle these feelings on your own. The ‘Social Cloud’ feature allows you to share your experiences with other SAM users, while still maintaining your anonymity.

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