I’m Not Shy

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! I have struggled with social anxiety disorder since I was about nine due to bullying. I continue to struggle today. Please read on to make yourselves familiar with this common mental health disorder!

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Mental health disorders in children aren’t something that are talked about a great deal. Probably because we don’t like to think that our innocent children can have a disorder that can lead to, among other things, the stigma that they’re “crazy” or result in the ultimate of tragedies, suicide.

But this post isn’t about suicide awareness or childhood depression. It’s about a struggle of mine that started when I was a child and continues to this day: social anxiety disorder.

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