“Anxiety is the signal of danger which mobilizes the human organism’s resources at all levels of functioning in the interests of conservation, defense, and self- preservation.” (Anxiety 1) If a person suffers from anxiety there is a major loss of control and then an attempt to regain that control because of a fear that they have. Anxiety disorders are one of the most frequently occurring mental disorders in the United States. However, anxiety disorders are not only found in the United States. They are found throughout the world. They just happen to be most predominating in the United States. In this paper, I will be discussing the generalized anxiety disorder and how if effects society today.
I offer my services to the community in a way that many people wouldn’t expect. Due to financial issues I wasn’t able to volunteer the way that I wanted to but that didn’t change anything. In my area and amongst peers I have become someone they can come to in times of needs, whether it’s for a place to sleep, a hot meal, or an outlet for their emotional and mental distress. I have done extensive research on how to handle certain mental illnesses and emotional outburst so I can be prepared to give everyone the care they need. I am also very active in educating other members of my family and community about mental illness, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse in the black community. I found that there are many ways to give back to the community.
Adolescence is a difficult time period in a young person’s transition into their later stage of both physical and mental development. Mood disorders are often overlooked during this time for the brain becoming more developed; however among children, anxiety disorders seem to be the most common disorders to be experienced (Nelson; Israel, pg 112). Barlow (2002) defines anxiety as a future-oriented emotion that is characterized by the inability to be in control and predict future events that can be potentially dangerous to the individual. Anxiety shares commonalities with fear, but the difference between the two being that fear is the initial response made from a present threat, where anxiety is due to a unknown future event. A common
I have contributed greatly to my community through volunteering at the Riverview Community Gardens, the Christus Church youth mission trip, Nordic Mountain, and the G2 Youth Group. At the Riverview Community Gardens I have volunteered for approximately 32 hours. I have helped plant, harvest, and clean vegetables that have later been used for selling. Also, I spent around 40 hours in New Orleans on the Christus Church mission trip. We helped rebuild the damaged homes from Hurricane Katrina.
I do many service activities for the betterment of my community and some examples are for instance in Texas for 5 years I volunteered at the Salvation Army during the holidays to pass out toys, clothes and food to families in need. I helped organize a breast cancer awareness fundraiser where we helped kids build box cars, sell raffle tickets, and barbecue to raise awareness and bring a twinkle of hope and happiness. I also regularly volunteered at the Shade Tree woman’s shelter here in Las Vegas. It gives me great joy that I can give my energy and time to those who are going through dark times with comfort and support they are yearning for.
I have participated in many activities that served to help others such as, taking my time to help at the Adult’s Day Care, help with anything that is needed at the nursing home, and on the weekends I would volunteer at the Youth Basketball Summer League by working at the concession stand, collecting ticket money, work for the scoreboard, and coach for my team. I also believe it is better to give than to receive. I donate money and toys to the St. Jude Children Research Hospital as well as giving to the Wounded Warriors. In addition to giving to the Wounded Warriors, my father and I participated in the cook off in honor of the warriors that have fought for our
I am an active member in my community. I do community service with my sorority and on my own. With my sorority, I have organized events supporting victims of domestic violence, gotten to know many different women from many walks of life and have helped them realize who they are and have helped them settle on their own path while following mine. I was able to use my own obstacles, my own challenges to help and inspire others. I have regularly participated with the Incarnate Word church choir and have expanded my faith. I have learned and accepted that there is a higher power than myself and that that higher power has an ability to work miracles and help you find strength in the deepest parts of yourself that you never knew
In some way I have contributed to the community. I have been working for program Kings County Youth Services. I have worked in school as a janitor, At the Avenal Infant Center helping the teacher to take care of the children and organized the classroom. I am joined to club ELLOS(English language learners opting for success. I help to sell things in the football games ,and I also make gifts to sale for Valentine's day or Christmas and all this with the purpose of raising money for scholarships. Being in this club I learn how to work in group, Even though if you do not like some classmates you still have to work because is for a good cause that will benefit all of
Literature found in relation to Allison Davis' socialized anxiety theory states that socialized anxiety is experienced by adolescents at an increased rate due to "...new developmental and behavioural tasks, and increased awareness" (G.Chaudhary, 2014, p.11) . Therefore, according to Chaudhary, the presence of socialized anxiety theory is only present in modern society, as it is brought on due to recent developments in education and society. Due to these reasons, adolescents are now aiming to achieve new, "socially desirable" goals, regarding both education, and acceptance within social groups. Assimilating with peers can also be a contributor to socialized anxiety theory, as the need to fit in with same age cohorts may result in pressure. This
Ryland is introduced as “The Slacker” who has bad grades and can’t finish his work, due his lack of motivation for school. However, Ryland is shown to be a student who can’t handle the stresses of the overachiever culture, becoming an “underachiever” due to his anxiety issues. His flood of problems range from the schoolwork he can’t handle, his unsupportive parents who won’t give him a break, his anxiety issues, his ADD, and a relationship that he can’t find himself happy in. I really appreciate how Ryland covers the issues of anxiety, as I have dealt with major social anxiety problems, and even now I have panic attacks if I don’t control my anxiety well. Ryland started to improve once he was put on Ritalin, but his mother took it away
I have, helping children and people in foreign countries isn’t the only thing you can do to help the world. I have noticed many needs in my community, and I have also thought of ways to help these needs. You may be wondering how does helping my community change the world? Well, helping around community could inspire people to do the same and start helping out more. I want to start changing the world by providing shelter, food, and clothing around my community.
My community has done so much for me. Giving back to my community is the least I could do for what all it has done for
Hanna was referred by her GP, because she has been experiencing some anxiety difficulties. Client reports that she began to have anxiety five or six years ago. Reportedly, she recently moved out of her parents’ home and this may have caused the anxiety to escalate. This is the first time client has moved away from her parents.
The Social anxiety Association classifies social anxiety as the fear of interacting with other and social situations. Social anxiety causes fear and anxiety in most if not all aspects of ones lives. Social anxiety is the fear of being negatively judge or evaluated by others. It is a chronic disease that it does not go away on its own, only direct cognitive-behavioral therapy can help people overcome their social anxiety. There are a few situations that can trigger social anxiety such as being introduced to
Fear is a common emotion exhibited by people who stutter (PWS). The fear of negative evaluation is commonly displayed by PWS (Fjola, 1246); when this fear is significantly excessive, the PWS may meet the criteria for a clinical diagnosis of social anxiety (Brundage, Winters, & Beilby, p. 499). Social anxiety frequently causes PWS to isolate themselves from social interactions, and, when in situations, to utilize safety behaviors to prevent stuttering and reduce anxiety. Safety behaviors consequently maintain social anxiety in PWS rather than exacerbate the disorder (Lowe et al., 2017, pp. 1246-1247). More is known regarding the development of social anxiety is adults who stutter (AWS) than the information pertaining to children who stutter (CWS) and their fear of negative evaluation which results in social anxiety (Iverach, Menzies, O’Brian, Packman, & Onslow, 2011, p. 228). The difference in available information may be due to the thought that social anxiety is a short-term effect in CWS but a life-long effect in AWS (Iverach, Jones, McLellan, Lyneham, Menzies, Onslow, & Rapee, 2016, p. 15).