#Social Anxiety

Child ‘managed to escape,’ S.I. special-needs program says. Social media video shows him walking alone in middle of busy service road.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A young boy “managed to escape” from the special needs socialization program he attends in Pleasant Plains on Thursday and was later seen walking over a highway overpass and in the middle lane of a busy service road, according to video, photos and messages posted to social media.
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What Is Hypervigilance a Symptom of?

At certain times, hypervigilance — staying highly alert — is useful. But when it happens all too often, you may start to feel depleted. Here’s why and how to cope. Tense muscles. Room scan. A feeling that something “bad” is about to happen and you’re unable to relax in your environment. Sound familiar?

Final Trailer and Poster for the Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Featuring the Song "Waving Through a Window"

The final trailer has been released for the film Dear Evan Hansen that was adapted from the Tony-award winning Broadway show of the same name. This trailer features the song “Waving Through a Window” that is featured in the show and film, and is sung by the title character, played by Ben Platt. He is joined in the cast by Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, Nik Dodani, Danny Pino, Colton Ryan, and DeMarius Copes.

Does being away from your smartphone cause you anxiety?

Through social distancing mandates, lockdown measures and restrictions on gatherings and services, the pandemic has brought about widespread changes to how modern societies function. And everyone has become more reliant on smartphones. One study found smartphone use increased by 70 per cent during the first few months of the pandemic....

Did the pandemic give you ‘cave syndrome’?

This story originally featured on Mel Magazine. After Mark got his second Pfizer shot at the end of April, he was excited to celebrate with his fully vaccinated friends. But when the 34-year-old in Chicago finally went out to a bar, he felt a type of anxiety he had never experienced before. “It wasn’t a panic attack or social anxiety, but no masks, crowds and everything was too much all at once,” explains Mark, whose name has been changed for privacy. He soon found himself cancelling plans with fake excuses and feeling a sick sense of relief when vaccinated people started testing positive. “I know that sounds terrible, and I don’t want anyone to get sick. But a part of me just wants to go back inside,” he says.

OPINION: Socializing can wait, your mental health can’t

The idiom “one step forward, two steps back” never felt so real as when I first stepped on campus. I took mental snapshots of the hundreds of students milling about in established clusters. My anxiety-ridden thoughts raced ahead of all reasoning as I observed my peers who seemed familiar with the social life I hadn’t yet acclimated to.

Are you experiencing new or intensifying social anxiety? You are not alone.

Heart racing. Body temperature rising. Sweaty palms clicking your pen. Walking into a classroom with 40 other people, you have never felt more alone. As students sat in classes on the first day of school, there was a collective sense of both excitement and anxiousness — in no particular order. After spending almost two years cooped up in your home, only talking to your close friends and family, and (hopefully) attending limited social events, the rates of people experiencing new or intensifying social anxiety are increasing across the nation.