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Amount of help from other self-help group

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For sample persons age 18 and older who knew what stress was, and who reported to have experienced stress within the last year and have sought help from a self-help group (other than religious support group, Alcoholics Anonymous, and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill), EMOAMTOSH reports the amount of help the person received from this source. Examples of self-help groups include: Recover Inc., Emotions Anonymous, Phobia - Panic Disorder Support Group, Tough Love, Overeaters Anonymous, Parents Without Partners, Bereavement Groups, and Children of Divorce.

EMOAMTOSH is part of a series of variables related to sources of help with adult personal or emotional problems, as well as the amount of help received by each source. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


This variable has no comparability issues.


  • 1990: Sample persons age 18+ who knew what stress was, and who in the past year thought about seeking help for personal or emotional problems from family/friends and/or from a professional/self-help group, or for whom it was unknown whether they had thought about seeking such help, who actually sought help and who sought help from other self-help group.


  • 1990