on wednesday, i was invited to the bolingbrook chapter of the anxiety and panic support group. it was founded by jack benton, a former firefighter who looks exactly like the calm, collected guy you want with you in a fire. . . or a panick attack. the group has over two hundred members and meet on the first and third wednesday of every month. but not all the members show up at one time because, well you could probably guess this, some of them are housebound. but just knowing the group exists is a comfort for those.
i was impressed at how friendly everyone was and i thought there was nothing about them that could have tipped off anybody that they were having problems. but once they started talking about the anxiety that plagues them, i knew i was in the right place.
if you want to join this group, take a look at their website at
and if that’s too far away for you to take advantage of, you might consider visiting the adaa at
next week i’m visiting a facebook friend in pennsylvania who has trouble leaving her home. we’ll see if we can figure something out to make her more comfortable. in the meantime, i thank all my new friends in bolingbrook! i learned so much!