Professional mental healthcare
Your primary care provider can help connect you to good counselors with experience in helping people with anxiety.
Seek relationships that you already have to regularly meet. You probably have a friend that has struggled with anxiety and may have some guidance and help that can positively impact your journey.
A dear friend of mine, Jason, is a psychologist and shares an example of someone falling into a hole, unable to get out. His role is to jump down into the hole alongside his client, for he is familiar with this hole and knows the way out.
A supplement that you can take is l-methylfolate or folic acid. This supplement has been linked to mental health conditions including anxiety and depression.
Risks – l-methylfolate can have interactions with some medications. Higher doses can increase anxiety or if you take too much.
Recommendations – work with your doctor. Low folate levels can affect treatment for depression. Have your folate levels checked.
Low Folate and Depression
There is a connection with lower levels of folate and depression.
This is a first line treatment for anxiety and is part of the treatment regimen while working with your family physician or primary care provider.
Check out Shawn Achor's TED Talk on thankfulness and our wiring. Dr. Achor is a Harvard graduate psychologist with a background in positive psychology.