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Everything You Wanted To Know About Social Anxiety Disorder

Friday, May 26th, 2017
social anxiety

Overcoming social anxiety can be easier than you think.

People will social anxiety disorder are crippled when it comes to social situations. In fact, even the slightest social gathering can cause extreme physical symptoms common in people who suffer from social anxiety disorder. Whether we like to admit it or not, we all need other people to survive. The important thing is that we start to truly decipher what social anxiety is in reality as opposed to the fiction that many may think. (more…)

Shyness: Should Parents Be Concerned?

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Dealing with a shy child can sometimes be cause for concern.

Parents often seek clinical professionals to help their child move out of a shyness phase. In fact, many therapists and counselors find themselves with parents who simply do not know whether they need to be worried about the level of shyness their child is experiencing or if it is something that they will eventually grow out of. Lately, the term introvert has gained momentum and become part of the normal lexicon. However, it is important to remember that shyness and being an introvert are not the same thing. Introverts derive their energy from spending time alone. While shyness harbors awkwardness, worried thoughts, and severe tension in a variety of social situations, there are some instances where parents should be more concerned than others. It really boils down to the level of anxiety a shy child may feel when interacting with others in a social situation. In cases where the child is truly suffering from a deep anxious feeling, seeking the help of a professional may benefit any child. (more…)

2 Helpful Tips For Tackling Depression

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Tackling your depression can be easier than you think!

Having depression is something that many people suffer from. In fact, it can be extremely difficult to live life and do daily tasks without having support from family, friends, and professionals. Finding a therapist who can listen to your feelings and help you tackle the sad emotions that constantly plague you is definitely something that can help reduce depression. However, depending on the severity of your depression there are some ways that you can grab hold of the negative feelings and fight depression like the strong person that you are! (more…)

2 Simple Steps Towards Cultivating More Self-Love

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Cultivating self-love is an important part of releasing anxiety.

Self-love is a phrase that gets thrown around regularly but is often misunderstood. In fact, self-love is not only about feeling good about yourself. It is about appreciating your unique gifts and talents. However, being grateful for personal talents is hard to cultivate. As a result, we’ve created this easy to follow guide that will help cultivate more love towards oneself. (more…)

At Family Service Foundation (FSF), a social services organization in Baltimore, Maryland, we are dedicated to providing advocacy and support to individuals with mental and physical disabilities that have recently left inpatient settings. Integration back into the community can be difficult; for that reason, each member of our team works to provide services specifically tailored to each individual and family that we work with. We believe that all individuals can achieve their highest levels of social, physical, and emotional well-being in the community when they have the proper support. FSF specializes in serving Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also have American Sign Language interpreters on staff at all of our locations for the convenience of our Deaf and hard of hearing clients. For more information about The Family Service Foundation, please visit our website at or give us a call at 301-459-2121.
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