I volunteered, with my mother for support, at the Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal race, on April 22nd 2017, by handing out race packages and t-shirts to those participating in the race. I specifically put t-shirts in a bag with four safety pins while those in front of me handed the bags, or race packages, to the runners with their bibs. Runners have the chance to participate in the charity challenge after registering for the race and fundraiser for their chosen charity. The charities relating partly or directly to... [+] Read more
Social Anxiety Disorder, or Social Phobia, is a mental illness that affects many people around the world and interferes with their everyday lives. It can quickly become dangerous as they may also suffer from Depression and substance abuse. More information on this disorder can be found in this article. As for how to help, there are many organizations where anyone can help.
Many can volunteer at The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety by attending... [+] Read more
“The Star” article titled “She was afraid to leave the house -- how one woman overcame social phobia” was written on the 6th of February 2017 by Jonathan Forani, a staff reporter. The article is found in the “Life - Health and Wellness” section of the news website. The writer describes Earla Dunbar and her struggle with social phobia and depression as well as the documentary created about her life titled “In the Spotlight” by Katie Cooper. Social phobia is also known as social anxiety disorder and is characterized by a fear of social situations. This fear ultimately leads the person... [+] Read more