Just social anxiety?
The name may sound harmless, but the disorder is complex, cruel and anything but simple. Social anxiety is far more than shyness and a fear of public speaking. It is an addiction to avoidance and a disease of resistance. It can be a devastating, all-consuming phobia or anxious thoughts and behaviors that only surface during specific situations. Affecting over 15 million Americans in a range of symptoms and severity levels, social anxiety is as diverse as those who suffer from this often misunderstood disorder.
Social anxiety is many things, but it is not hopeless.
It’s time to start a new conversation.
Created with the ultimate goal of ending the suffering caused by social anxiety, The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety is determined to build awareness and bring the true complexities of this disorder to the forefront. We are committed to providing everyone, from those affected and their family and friends to mental health professionals, with the greater resources and support needed to treat, manage and conquer this debilitating and sometimes fatal disorder. If you or someone in your life is struggling with social anxiety, please know that you are not alone, and we are here to help.