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YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT - SOCIAL ANXIETY

SOCIAL ANXIETY CAN BE DEBILITATING, EMBARRASING AND FRIGHTENING

Anxiety is when we are 'living' in the future. When we don't know what is coming and we worry extensively about it. Anxiety is not only caused when we worry about what the future may hold, but also when we don't have the confidence to handle whatever will come our way. 

Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD & Social Phobia) is chronic mental health condition, where social interactions, and even the thought of them, cause irrational worry.

SAD is quite common amongst youth, and has become even more so, since 'covid'. Lockdowns, instability around schooling, loss of income for families, unexpected restrictions, face masks and social isolation has caused a surge in Social Phobias in many people, especially our young. 

Just some of the signs that SAD is present are, particularly in a social environment are: feeling nauseus, upset stomach, racing heart, feeling dizzy, confusion, inability to communication effectively, blushing, drop in feeling of confidence, fear of speaking to others, muscle tightening. 

Although the feeling of having social anxiety can seem crippling, it is a mental health issue which can definitely be overcome (and I know that from personal experience).

Should you have gripping fear when in a social circumstance, or if even the thought of speaking to others makes you feel ill, I'm here to help. You can definitely gain confidence and leave the anxiety behind and I can show you how.

"Worry ends when faith begins" 2 Cor 5:7

"Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible;

and suddenly you are doing the impossible"
St Francis of Assisi

Lighthouse Youth Support is a Mental Health, Wellbeing & Development practice offering Counselling & Coaching which empowers, inspires & uplifts youth and young adults. I have a passion for supporting young people and their families.

Providing a non-judgmental environment, operating from Catholic values, I work with a strengths based and solutions-focused approach.

"Given the right support, everyone has the capacity to thrive" 

Email Lighthouse Youth Support
54 HILLS STREET
NORTH GOSFORD, NSW, 2250
02 4302 1915

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