|In the USA May is Mental Health Month their theme this year is #Tools2Thrive |
and I will be posting material from them on Friday's & Saturday's. #Tools2Thrive is
a set of five readings & 5 worksheets to help you developed resiliency & thrive at
May 4-May 10 is Mental Health Week in Canada and during that week I'll be posting #GetReal
which is the Canadian theme. #GetReal is about "social connection" and its importance to
Friday 8th & Saturday 9th you will see two posts from me, one for each theme.
I am not very good at making friends or keeping them it seems. I do not go outside much, in fact I hardly leave my home unless it is family related. That makes it hard especially since friends expect you to come to them at least once in a while and I find I can't. If it were simply a matter of laziness it would be understandable but it isn't. Some days I can't even open the door to let in some fresh air. I do not know where the fear comes from I just know that that is what I feel when I think about going outside most of the time. Agoraphobia: Triggers for this anxiety may include wide-open spaces, crowds (social anxiety), or traveling (even short distances). Agoraphobia is often, but not always, compounded by a fear of social embarrassment, as the agoraphobic fears the onset of a panic attack and appearing distraught in public. Causes: Genetic and environmental factors Symptoms: Anxiety in situations perceived to be unsafe, panic attacks Treatment: