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Samaritans (Ireland) provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone. We exist to help everyone in...


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50808 offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information over text message (SMS). We exist to help everyone in Ireland...


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Connect is a free telephone counselling and support service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in...


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National Freephone CareLine provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over . We exist to help people in...


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Parkinsons Association of Ireland offers free and confidential support and information by . We exist to help people in Ireland...


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Childline provides 24/7, free and confidential support over phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We exist to help youth,...


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The ISPCC operates Teenline, a national active listening service for children and young people up to and including the age of...


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Missing Childrens Hotline offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information over . We exist to help people in Ireland...


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Towards Healing offers free and confidential support by phone. We exist to help everyone, people with a religious faith in...


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ALONE offers free, compassionate and confidential support over . We are here for seniors in Ireland who may require support...


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Struggling with worry, anxiety or fear? Contact a hotline in Ireland for free support

Many people experience anxiety at some point in their lives. Even though it may be different for each person, you aren't alone in feeling anxious. If you're struggling with anxiety or worry, or think you might be having a panic attack, there are 11 helplines in Ireland who can understand how you're feeling. The following are just some examples of anxiety symptoms:

  • Feeling like you're in danger
  • Increased heart rate
  • Holding tension in your body (clenched jaw, tension in shoulders and neck, frowning without realizing)
  • Feeling weak or exhausted by your thoughts
  • Feeling extremely nervous or overwhelmed
  • Restlessness, fidgeting, or can't seem to sit still
  • Finding it difficult to relax or wind down
  • Feeling like you can't calm down

It's normal for anxiety to impact thoughts, feelings, and even physical sensations. Everyone's experience is different, which can make it hard to know what's happening when you've never experienced it before. Some people feel a mild sense of anxiety most of the time. For others, they may experience sudden and severe anxiety to the degree that they feel like they are experiencing a heart attack or dying.

Although anxiety can make you feel alone in your struggles, what you're going through is very common. There's always help available in Ireland, and someone to help you understand and manage your anxiety.

Consider contacting a hotline in Ireland right away for free, private help with anxiety.


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