How to Deal with Anxiety, You Can’t Just Toughen Up

Anxiety Disorders, “ You can’t just toughen up.” Shelby wrote to us and said: Living with an anxiety disorder (and one as complex as mine) you just have to learn to keep your mouth shut and keep everything bottled up inside because the second you let it out, your labeled as crazyor out of control….

I was Feeling Overwhelmed and Alone

Are You Feeling Overwhelmed? I came across this site by accident but I’m so glad that I did. I have been in a bad place for a while and when I found I was feeling completely overwhelmed. I had no one to talk to because not a lot of people knew what was going on in…

I Feel 100x Lighter

When I found this site on Google, I found the answers I was looking for. My story goes like this: For the past few months, I’ve been learning an ice skating routine for a competition in March and there was a lad who wouldn’t leave me alone to concentrate.  I was forgetting the routine, getting…

How to Overcome Social Anxiety

Do you ever feel uncomfortable in social situations, especially around people you’ve never met?  Are you envious of that person who is always the life of the party,appearing so confident, and having fun, even in new situations. If you have given up hope that you will ever be less than awkward in a social setting….

I chatted with Emily, a HopeCoach, and she was so helpful.

My Social Fear

What If Your Social Fear Kept You From Enjoying Life? I am thirteen. I had a little group of friends. My family was united. I had an awesome life until my parents’ divorce when I was nine. After that, everything went down. I started becoming more and more afraid of meeting new people or even…