My Journey

When the Words Wouldn’t Come Out

One struggle in school has always been being unable to ask for help when I needed it. I remember one specific moment though where I tried to ask for help. A few years ago in college I tried to speak with my teacher about an assignment that I wasn’t exactly understanding. I had spoken a […]

More Than the Fear of Talking

Selective Mutism affects so much more than just speech. The mutism is often what people notice most about the disorder, or only pay attention to. The term Selective Mutism can make it seem like it only affects speech. That is where this misconception usually comes from. Many individuals with Selective Mutism have other struggles and […]

Selective Mutism

When I was around the age of 8, my parents found out that I had Selective Mutism. Selective mutism is a severe anxiety disorder in which a person is unable to speak in certain social situations. These can be with classmates in school, or maybe to relatives which they do not see very often. Selective […]

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