Overcoming Social Anxiety Workshop
The Social Anxiety Workshop is a series of twelve, peer-led sessions that NAMI Mercer offers in partnership with Find Your Voice, a local non-profit organization dedicated to helping persons with Social Anxiety Disorder. The workshop introduces proven techniques and tools that help guide a person toward better management of the illness and a healthier lifestyle.
What is Social Anxiety Disorder?
Social Anxiety Disorder is the third largest mental health care problem in the world today. The latest government epidemiological data show that social anxiety affects about 7% of the population at any given time.
Social anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interactions with other people. Although people with social anxiety want to be friendly, open, and sociable, fear often holds them back. This fear can be expressed as nervousness, racing heart, blushing, excessive sweating, dry throat and mouth, trembling, muscle twitches, and panic attacks.