I found a great article this morning about Mental Health and it’s nothing that any of us dealing with mental health issues already don’t know but it just enhances our knowledge and is a great article to pass on to those who think you are just “making things ups” or to “get over it”.
Mental Health – Don’t be shy
Also known as social anxiety, this disorder overwhelms its victims with an irrational fear of situations in which there is a potential to be judged or scrutinized by others. People affected by social phobia often have trouble doing everyday things, like going to the grocery store or going to work on the day of a meeting, because they feel overly self conscious and find it impossible to focus. Bad cases incite nausea, profuse sweating, trembling and trouble speaking, causing avoidance of all social situations at high costs
But therein lies the problem – victims of social phobia realize their fears are irrational. They know they shouldn’t feel the way they do, but they can’t help it. If they could think their way out of the problem, they most likely would. That’s why it’s called a disease, not an inadequacy.