Blog #1: Inquiry project
TW: MENTION OF SUICIDE.
My inquiry question is what’s the relationship between social anxiety and suicide?
Social anxiety is a fast-growing phenomenon which is thought to be unfairly affecting younger people. Just like any anxiety, it’s a mental health issue that could leave serious consequences if not treated properly. Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is an intense, uncomfortable and constant fear of being in social situations, being watched and judged. Though this is one of the most common disorders, public health initiatives are needed to raise awareness of the challenges associated with it, and how we could combat it. In many cases, social anxiety causes depression. If you have social anxiety, you may have trouble making friends or maining relationships. The fear of social interaction can often lead to isolation, the feeling of hopelessness, frustration and derpession. With more and more teens falling depressed and sucididal, there has been an upward trend in social anxiety in the average Canadian citizen. I believe that it’s important we discuss this topic as the collective being of our society is growing up faster and life just seems pointless at an early age. Social anxiety and suicidal ideation is a toxic cycle we all have to try and break, especially with covid, after quarantine, we’ve lost about all of our social skills and still trying to get them half back. It’s such and important topic and i can’t wait to look more into it.
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