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This Is What Social Anxiety Is Really Like

Social anxiety isn’t mere introversion or shyness.

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Social Anxiety, Introversion, and Shyness

I’ve struggled with social anxiety since I was in high school. Although it’s gotten much better over the years, I’ve recently been feeling it more often. My best guess is that this is due to a year of decreased…




We don't talk enough about mental health.

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Benya Clark

Benya Clark

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