Tag Archives: social anxiety

If Anxiety Gives You Word Problems, This Comic Might Feel Familiar

Social anxiety and other mental health issues can make expressing yourself a challenge — which increases your anxiety — which makes expressing yourself even harder. This comic by Incidental Comics’ Grant Snider explores that particularly recursive issue.

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Sci-Fi Author Max Gladstone Shares His Public Speaking Secret

Public speaking is a nightmare for a lot of people, and anxiety doesn’t make it any easier. Talking to a professional can help, particularly if panic enters into it, but some people have found their own tricks for getting past the fear. Max Gladstone, author of The Craft Sequence, recently shared his own technique on […]

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Learn to Treat Social Situations Less Like Roguelikes with Our Latest Article at Geek & Sundry

If you’re ever nervous about social situations, make a stop over at Geek & Sundry, where you can find our latest expert article. This one’s from Daniel Wendler, M.A., a social skill contributor for Take This and author of ImproveYourSocialSkills.com and the books Improve Your Social Skills and Level Up Your Social Life. In social […]

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’29’ Explores the Anxiety That Keeps Us Safely Trapped at Home

Writing for Waypoint, Lewis Gordon shares the story of ’29,’ an upcoming indie game that explores the reality and surreality of the end of college life, living with roommates, and coping with social anxiety. “For me, my time at uni was the most that had ever gone on in my life. The fact that it […]

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Mental Health Life Hacks for the Holidays

Over the past few days, we’ve shared strategies for getting through the holidays more comfortably at work and at home. If you’re looking for more ideas for how to get through the next couple weeks Annekatrin of Konstitutionelle Anarchie shares this great selection of tips and tricks to the holidays easier. The first half of […]

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A Phone-Hater’s Guide to Calling Your Representatives

Mental health issues can make it hard to be politically active, but when you care about an issue that needs more attention than an online petition can provide, you might want to try despite the barriers your illness puts in front of you. If you want to call your representatives over an issue close to […]

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I Have Friends in Many Worlds

I’ve had the chance to see technology change our world twice in the three decades since I was born. I am a child of the Nineties, that time when the internet was the Internet, Geocities and Tripod ruled, and home computers were just becoming a staple of life. I remember dial-up modems, and my mom […]

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Reaching Out Can Be Scary, But This Short Film Reminds Us It’s Worthwhile

Hey Mari! from Linda Fong on Vimeo. Animator Linda Fong created this adorable short film for her 4th-year project at CalArts. It captures the existential terror that sometimes comes along with reaching out to someone when you’re not sure how they’ll reply — but reminds us that it’s often worth it in the end, too.

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Check Out This Upcoming Game About Escaping Reality in Games

  Ever spent a little too much time in a game when you know you really ought to be dealing with real life? Escapism has its place, but sometimes it can hold us back — and that’s the dilemma it sounds like </reality> plans to explore. It’s an upcoming visual novel by Fancy Fish Games, expected […]

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How to Take a Compliment Like a Pro

Raise your hand if you’ve ever answered a compliment with something like “yeah, but…” Got that hand in the air? You’re far from alone. For this month’s Year of Mental Health article at Geek & Sundry, Dr. B gets into the topic of compliments: how to respond to them, how to listen to them, and […]

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