Megh-Social Anxiety/Phobia

You can never relax. You are paranoid. You are always on edge.

This is textbook for people with social anxiety. They deal with it on a daily basis, and it is at a constant rate. No break, no nothing.

Social anxiety, or otherwise commonly known as social phobia is a chronic condition that deals with immense fear and apprehension. It’s basically when a person has an unnerving fears of social situations. People tend to be self-conscious and have a fear of being closely watched, judged, and criticized by others. The fear may be procreated or worsened by a lack of social skills or experience. Due to the fear, the person goes through social experience in great anguish, or avoids it all together. Plus, people with social anxiety disorder often suffer “anticipatory” anxiety, which is the fear of a situation before it even happens. Often times the fear is unreasonable, yet the person still is incapable of overcoming it.

I chose this topic for many reasons. For one, several of my family members have dealt with it, and it is certainly not a walk in the park. I always have wondered what exactly makes someone have anxiety, and whether it was a disorder or not. Growing up in a society where mental disorders are romanticized and sought after, I decided to see what it was really all about. In addition, this fits perfectly with our respect unit. It is imperative for us to acknowledge what other people may be going through and their experiences and troubles before we judge them.

This issue is very relevant to our current age. Many teenagers are faced with common things that may drive or create social anxiety. These may include bullying or embarrassing moments, all of which occur several times throughout adolescence. I had never truly known the enormity of the whole situation, but it turns out that about 3.7% of the U.S. population or approximately 11.8 million Americans are affected by anxiety disorder and social phobia per year. This makes us more prone to the disorder, because we are exposed to the causes nearly everyday.

My learning has changed immensely. I am now aware of another problem plaguing society, one with large effects sweeping our globe. Before, I was unaware of mental health and moreover how to respect people with certain disorders. Now, I have been able to walk through their shoes and know what it is truly like to experience this horrible disorder. This helps me gain a better insight on different people in the world, which can be applied to several areas in wellness.How-Social-Anxiety-Feels03

Racism-Matthew Johnson


I chose Racism as my topic because a lot of teenagers are effected by racism. I am one of those people that people have been racist to, and it’s very stressful. I makes it hard to do anything at school, and then I also have to deal with loads of tests.

Racism hurts you, it hurts anyone, we all are affected differently depending on where you are in life. Teenagers aren’t immune to the effects of racism.

Every teenager and every family has their own capabilities. So too the reasons and dynamics of every race is different. Therefore it is very hard to predict or prescribe how particular teens will respond to people being racist to them.

However it is slowly decreasing the risk factors for the teens who are being racist over the years.

During racism, teens can become very depressed and distracted, leading to them giving less attention to school and to anyone basically. This results in teens becoming very overwhelmed and/or not go to school and stay in their room for days.






Health Benefits of Positive Thinkers By Mia

So many people in the world think that to be “healthy” is just to not eat bad food,  to not smoke, etc. But there is more to being healthy than what you can’t do. You can do things to not only live a healthier life but to live a happier life too, which is why I chose this topic. I find it fascinating how you can be happy and healthy at the same time.Positive thinking is one of a fascinating secret to a happy and healthy life. Positive thinking is a mental attitude or personality where your general outcome is to make both yourself and others feel happy.

How can you be a positive thinker? Well, you can start by being open to humor. Giving yourself permission to smile and laugh can decrease your stress levels, especially during hard times. Follow a healthy lifestyle. Exercising three times a week can positively improve your mood and reduce stress. Identifies areas of change. To be more optimistic, identifying areas that you typically are negative about can help If you want to become more optimistic and engage in more positive thinking, first identify areas of your life that you typically think negatively about, whether it’s work, sports, or even your extracurricular activities. You can start small by focusing on one area to approach in a more positive way. Positive thinking can reduce your stress level by a ton when you have the right mindset. Positive thinking can also help you because it decreases depression, and can bring your rates of depression down. Another health benefit is that it can outcome to a better psychological and physical well-being.

Helen Keller was and is still one of the most inspiring notables in history. If you don’t know who Helen Keller is, she was a person who was both deaf and blind, but still managed to do things that even people who could see and hear couldn’t do, like write her own book, and earn a degree for the bachelor of arts. She is one of my biggest inspirations because even when she couldn’t see or hear anyone or anything, she stayed positive throughout her life, and always focused on what she had rather than what she didn’t have. Helen Keller once said: “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” This inspires us to celebrate what we have done already, rather than mourn over what we haven’t done yet.