Social Anxiety, a cause worth fighting for

 

Mental illness is a topic that has been pushed under the rug and for too long.  Now is the time to talk about it and learn about some aspects of mental illness. 

 

The Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada (ADAC) is hosting a free one day conference on General Anxiety Disorder (GAD).  This mental illness is highly misunderstand and suffers experience varying degrees of this condition.  Some people feel very anxious in any given situation while others fear to go outside.  In fact, according to ADAC, 12 per cent of Canadians suffer from this condition in a given year. 

 

The good news about this disorder, it is completely curable and most sufferers try different methods to get cured.  So what works for one person may not work for another.  Nevertheless, with the proper tools, support system and determination, anxiety can be beat!  If you are a sufferer; want to learn more or you know of someone who is suffering from this condition, I encourage you to come to this free GAD conference on Sunday April 20, 2008 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Toronto Metro Hall.  Although this is a free event, everyone that plans on attending this event must register by e-mail: contactus@anxietycanada.ca or phone 1-888-223-2252 because space is limited.

 

I encourage everyone to attend this event especially if you are or feel you are suffering from social anxiety you can receive the proper tools to carry on with your life again.  Simply put, this conference could be the start of your life.  You don’t have to be a victim anymore.  I understand the crippling effects of social anxiety and this is a cause I feel strong about and I’m willing to fight for all suffers.  This is my life mission to educate those who are unaware of the impacts and turmoil anxiety sufferer’s experience.  This is a disorder that needs more media attention because it is real and it needs to be talked more openly about.

 

Please make the brave change in your lives today if you want to learn more about this condition or help others who suffer from it.  I know I’ll be attending and I’ll be supporting those who are making the brave step to attend this conference.

 

If you need more information about this disorder, log on to: http://www.anxietycanada.ca/.  What many people do not realize, most anxiety sufferers look just like you and me.  Many sports figures, actors and musicians struggle with GAD and it is time to realize, this condition is more common than everything thinks.  Time to change the misconceptions of anxiety and be supportive of those who need help.

 

 

Chicago Bulls forward Jason Caffey in better days.  He soon retired because of the crippling affects of anxiety.

 

 

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~ by Natasha C. on April 13, 2008.

4 Responses to “Social Anxiety, a cause worth fighting for”

  1. […] AlvaroReally interesting read I found today:This is a disorder that needs more media attention because it is real and it needs to be talked more openly about. Please make the brave change in your lives today if you want to learn more about this condition or help others who suffer … […]

  2. Nice one. A very well-written post on methods to attack anxiety.Here is a very good wesbite that has plenty of guides regarding simple methods toattack anxiety. Thought I might share it with you. It’s at http://www.attackanxiety.org.

  3. nicely put sis 🙂 thanks for being my support person 🙂 wow I can’t believe I read all that an can’t believe I’m actually going to the conference lol its a ride man…but having the support of others helps a hell of alot! 🙂

  4. No problem – anytime. I look forward to the conference

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