About tAPir


welcome1   Welcome to tAPir, the web’s oldest site delivering free services and support to those who suffer from anxiety disorders. tAPir is a true grassroots project, unaffiliated with any business or organization and created and sustained by its users. Because of this, you won’t find professional counseling here, nor will you find guaranteed resolution to your personal situation. What you will find is a non-programmatic, unbiased self-help resource where you can interact with tens of thousands of others who share an interest in anxiety and its treatment. You will also find open and friendly information from people who actually live with these disorders.

tAPir is a public service with the primary aim being one of connection and support for people with anxiety disorders. The secondary goal is the discussion of aetiology and therapeutic resolution. tAPir does not promulgate any particular ideological perspective and is strictly ecumenical. Patience and tolerance are expected. tAPir scrupulously avoids dogmatism in trying to present you with a wide, non-programmatic resource. It is policy here that no single therapeutic approach is good for everyone and that the purpose of this site is to encourage the exchange of a broad scope of information.

tAPir has been around since the early days of the web, having been started in 1993 as a text-only website known as “Noodles’ Panic-Anxiety page.” Over the years it has grown tremendously, serving hundreds of thousands of users while winning dozens of awards. Most recent, tAPir was listed as a top 100 health site by FORBES magazine.

We are glad you have found this site and are confident you’ll find some area of tAPir helpful to your recovery. We’re also interested in your comments and questions so we can continue to provide you with the web’s best anxiety self-help resource.


the tAPir Director


tAPir Mission Statement

The aim of tAPir is to:

  1. Provide visitors with the most current and comprehensive index and archive of anxiety-related information on the web.
  2. Connect users with self-help and professional resources in their community.
  3. Cultivate and maintain a variety of online support forums.
  4. Educate users about anxiety’s causes and treatments.
  5. Work against the social stigma of mental health illnesses.
  6. Cooperate with other self-help initiatives.
  7. Serve as an advocate for mental health issues.