Andrew Kukes Foundation Support to Help Expand Friendship Circle Teen Mental Health Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kristin Sokul, [email protected], 248.626.0006 WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (August 14, 2017) – The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety (AKFSA) and Friendship Circle announced they will partner to expand Friendship Circle’s UMatter program, focused on teen mental health. AKFSA will co-sponsor the program, providing a $250,000 grant in a five-year commitment. The READ MORE »

GSU Professor Uses Virtual Reality To Sooth Social Anxiety

Georgia Public Broadcasting sat down with Dr. Page L. Anderson of Georgia State University to talk about how virtual reality can help those with social anxiety. Link to article and audio interview can be found here: You can also listen to the audio interview by clicking here.

Jeff Kukes and Nancy Blieden to be interviewed on WDET

Interview to Focus on a New Approach To Treating Anxiety and Mood Disorders The Andrew Kukes Foundation For Social Anxiety and our innovative partnership with the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute are scheduled to be the focus of an in-depth segment on Detroit’s respected National Public Radio station, WDET-FM on: The Craig Fahle Show 11:30 a.m. Monday READ MORE »

The Winners of Moment Magazine’s 2012 “Elephant in the Room” Essay Contest

We were thrilled to sponsor Moment Magazine‘s 2012 “Elephant in the Room” Essay Contest last December. The question poised was “How has anxiety affected you, your family or the Jewish people in general? Please feel free to discuss anxiety from a personal, religious, psychological or historical perspective.” While anxiety is not an exclusively Jewish issue, READ MORE »

New Clinical Support for Patients and Families

AKFSA and MPI Launch Clinical Support Program The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety and the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute (MPI) are pleased to announce the launch of a new clinical support program for people suffering from severe anxiety and mood disorders. AKFSA and MPI understand all too well the feelings of helplessness that both patients READ MORE »

AKFSA in the Miami Herald

The Miami Herald offered readers a great article on the Moment Magazine “Elephant in the Room Contest” and discussed with our own Lori Blumenstein-Bott about why we at AKFSA knew we had to be a part of it. The 2012 question is: “How has anxiety affected you, your family or the Jewish people in general? READ MORE »

AKFSA in the Detroit Jewish News

We want to thank the Detroit Jewish News and Managing Editor Jackie Headapohl for this wonderful piece. It is wonderful to have the support of our local news publications and we work to share Andy’s story and spread awareness and understanding about social anxiety disorder. Read the full article here.

AKFSA in the Macomb Daily

AKFSA was honored to be featured in the Macomb Daily with this article. The release of the article coincided with our event, Misunderstood No More: Examining the symptoms, diagnosis & treatment of social anxiety, which was held in the city of Sterling Heights within Macomb County and was hosted by Macomb County Community Health Services. READ MORE »

AKFSA on the Air

AKFSA was honored to be on WLQV AM1500 radio with host Dan Hutchins last month. Click here and scroll tot he 9/24/12 podcast to listen

AKFSA in the St. Clair Shores Patch

AKFSA is very appreciative to the St. Clair Shores Patch for helping us spread social anxiety awareness with this article. The timing of this article coincided with our live webcast event with Jeff and Patty Kukes where they shared Andy’s story and the journey they went on to find help for their son. Read the READ MORE »