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Social Anxiety Sucks!

Found on ADAA.org The defining feature of social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is intense anxiety or fear of being judged, negatively evaluated, or rejected in a social or performance situation. People with social anxiety disorder may worry about acting or appearing visibly anxious (e.g., blushing, stumbling over words), or being viewed as stupid,…

Self-Esteem; We Are All Perfectly Imperfect.

Found this on wikipedia.com Self-esteem is an individual’s subjective evaluation of their own worth. Self-esteem encompasses beliefs about oneself (for example, “I am unloved”, “I am worthy”) as well as emotional states, such as triumph, despair, pride, and shame. Smith and Mackie (2007) defined it by saying “The self-concept is what we think about the self; self-esteem, is the positive or negative evaluations of the self,…

What is Depression?

I found the definition off of psychiatry.org Depression symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can include: Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a…

My Daughter Is A Cutter

So looking back, every thing seems obvious. My daughter started wearing long sleeves all the time, which is weird because we live in Florida. It gets miserably hot and humid to the point of feeling like you live on the damn sun. She always been cold natured, because hes very tall and thin. I was…

Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Definition of anxiety and panic from WebMD.com Anxiety and Panic Panic attacks are intense periods of fear or feelings of doom developing over a very short time frame — up to 10 minutes — and associated with at least four of the following: Sudden overwhelming fear Palpitations Sweating Trembling Shortness of breath Sense of choking Chest pain Nausea…

What Is Stigma

What exactly does stigma mean? Webster’s dictionary says:  stigma noun stig·​ma | \ ˈstig-mə  \ plural stigmas or stigmata\ stig-​ˈmä-​tə  , ˈstig-​mə-​tə \ Definition of stigma 1a : a mark of shame or discredit : STAIN bore the stigma of cowardice b plural usually stigmata : an identifying mark or characteristic specifically : a specific…

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