social anxiety

5. Are you taking care of yourself?

Frequently Asked Questions About My Neurodivergent Kid That Shouldn't Be Asked So Frequently

Every time I complain about the difficulty of parenting, whether the child is neurodivergent or absolutely 100% neurotypical, someone drops in my Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.6.18   |   SHARE
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3. Have a check-in text buddy.

10 Ways To Own Party Season When You Have Social Anxiety 

Social anxiety killing your buzz? Think you get anxious at parties? Try it totally sober. For the first time ever. Here are my hacks to help. Read...
Helaina Hovitz    |   11.27.17   |   SHARE
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It starts like an itch. Something feels wrong, and I need to make it right again.

What I Wish Other People Knew About OCD

OCD is tailor-made for iceberg metaphors. Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   05.17.17   |   SHARE
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The more we fake it and hide behind smiles, the more we have the need to do so to keep from stepping out of line. (Image: Unsplash/ Clem Onojeghuo)

Social Anxiety And The Highly Sensitive Person: A Reflection

Mental health challenges carry a stigma, particularly among men. Paul Hartzer shares his experiences. Read...
Paul Hartzer of The Good Men Project    |   02.24.17   |   SHARE
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People are always surprised when they find out I have really severe social anxiety.

#MondaysWithMatt: What If Nobody Wants Me Around? 

It's Monday — Boo! But, it's also time for another installment of #MondaysWithMatt — Yeah!  This week, Matt Joseph Diaz is talking about social Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   12.12.16   |   SHARE
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Alcohol oils the gears to allow this fear to fade away, and I hate it. I want that oil without losing some awareness, or feeling like an exhausted mess the next day. (Image: Shutterstock)

I Hate My Drunken Alter-Ego Because She's Braver Than Me

The odd thing is that when I get drunk, I don't actually drink a lot — much to the hilarity of many people I know — because I'm pretty much a goner Read...
Stephanie Watson    |   11.15.16   |   SHARE
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I’m sure the Pokemon Go phenomenon will fade before long, but for the moment it’s just plain FUN that might even be good for you. Image: Eduardo Woo/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

6 Touching Stories From People Who Are Alleviating Mental Health Issues With Pokemon GO

I’m sure the Pokemon Go phenomenon will fade before long, but for the moment, it’s just dumb FUN that might even be good for you. The game cannot fix Read...
Emily McCombs    |   07.14.16   |   SHARE
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I am the rock. You'll need to know that for later.

Stephen Fry Is My Spirit Animal: The Panic Of Social Anxiety

My reality has to include social anxiety, because I have had social anxiety for as long as I can remember. School programs, football stadiums, Read...
Tamarah Rockwood    |   08.12.15   |   SHARE
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