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Tyler Simmonds is a 26 year old Designer, Stylist, Filmmaker, and Mental Health Advocate from Halifax, Nova Scotia, living with anxiety and depression. Tyler is releasing a book in Summer 2016 called "Understanding And Surviving: Mental Illness". See more of his videos here.
I hate having social anxiety. It cripples me to no end. The constant self-barraging; the fear of looking or saying something stupid. The internalizing of every look, sigh or chortle – as if everything is directed towards me.
I’m a shy person by nature, not a natural extrovert and definitely not comfortable in large groups of people. So if you’re like me at all, then this guide is for you.
Only anxious people understand what it’s like to feel the angst when anxiety attacks. Being told to “calm down” is annoying. Meeting people is not fun. A delay in someone accepting your Facebook friendship means they don’t like you.
This is a long story about my long struggle with depression, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and panic diroders. If you want to skip to my advice scroll down to the bottom. It is not easy writing about something so personal, not to mention taboo in our society. But, having come out the other end of depression 4, yes 4 times, I feel it is my duty to now help other people do the same.
Queens’ University researchers have recently discovered that exercise can have a positive effect on individuals with social anxiety disorders.
On June 4, 2014, I finally did it! I made a decision and I knew I was going to stick by it this time. I chose my health. I chose to respect my body. I chose to prevent future illness.