The name may sound harmless, but the disorder is complex, cruel and anything but simple. Social anxiety is far more than shyness and a fear of public speaking. It is an addiction to avoidance and a disease of resistance, and affects over 15 million Americans. The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety is determined to build awareness and bring the true complexities of this disorder to the forefront. We are committed to providing everyone — including sufferers, friends and family and professionals — with the greater resources and support needed to treat, manage and conquer this debilitating and sometimes fatal disorder.
Social anxiety is many things, but it is not hopeless. Find help here »
By Lori Blumenstein-Bott, LMSW, Executive Director, The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety
March is Social Work month, which gives me an opportunity to reflect on my 30 plus years in this field. Throughout my career I have enjoyed a wide variety of the types of work that fall under the title “Social Worker.” Through each iteration, one constant theme emerges for me; everything must be focused on READ MORE »