social anxiety

Film

'The Dark Knight' Helped Me Recognize My Fear of People

Christopher Nolan’s superhero epic nailed how society deals with anxiety, and I know that from personal experience.
Noel Ransome
7.19.18
Dating

I Asked a Psychopath How to Stop Caring About Rejection

As Dr. James Fallon describes, "When I get rejected, I feel bad for like negative-two seconds. I just don't give a shit."
Julian Morgans
2.6.17
so sad today

Fuck Music, Let’s Talk About Feelings: FYF Fest

So Sad Today went to this year's festival to talk to musicians whose work is "sad," "dark," "nostalgic," or "melancholic" about what happiness is, what it means to them, and how to get it.
So Sad Today
9.8.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Shrooms Make Rejection More Chill, Study Says

Researchers found that the "magic" in magic mushrooms can help you feel better about getting snubbed.
Helen Donahue
4.19.16
Comics!

A Woman Goes Drinking with Strangers in Today's Comic from Nina Vandeweghe

And faces the inevitable conversation about what she "does"—which is even worse when it's about hobbies, and you have none.
Nina Vandeweghe
2.10.16
Michael

Michael Works on His Social Anxiety in This Week's Comic from Stephen Maurice Graham

"You are the hero of your own personal Dungeons and Dragons campaign. You are powerful!"
Stephen Graham
2.3.16
Leslie's Diary Comics

Leslie Is Shy in Today's Comic from Leslie Stein

It's always around the people we'd like to talk to most that we can't find anything to say.
Leslie Stein
1.23.16
The Artist

The Artist Has Nothing to Say in This Week's Comic from Anna Haifisch

How it feels to say nothing for 40 minutes at a party.
Anna Haifisch
10.29.15
Michael

Michael Makes Excuses in This Week's Comic from Stephen Maurice Graham

"Well, the thing is..."
Stephen Graham
10.7.15
Stuff

How LARPing Helped One Man Deal with His Autism

In this excerpt from VICE's new film "LARPing Saved My Life," we learn about the mental health benefits of live-action roleplaying.
VICE Staff
10.7.15
PROFILES BY VICE

LARPing Saved My Life

In this episode of "Profiles by VICE" we meet Jon Gallagher, a LARPer with Asperger's syndrome who says live action role-playing has helped him make friends, learn social skills, and get a job.
VICE Staff
10.7.15
so sad today

What You Call Depression I Call the Truth

Does the truth really set you free, or does it only fuck you up?
So Sad Today
5.28.15
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