social anxiety


How Bad Is It to Take a Quick-Fix Anxiety Pill?

When online health company Hers suggested taking their anxiety pill for a first date, Instagram got mad. But just how bad is it to take one?
Casey Vassallo

How Do I Get Rid of a Clingy Friend?

This week in the Coping newsletter: Managing your social anxiety at parties and exactly how to tell your crap friend that it's over. Oh, and a gift guide for anxious people!
Tonic Editors
VICE Guide to Life

How to Tell Your Roommate You Have an Anxiety Disorder

A therapist's solutions to that and other anxiety-related college conundrums.
Alexandra Spiroff

'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
Advice for Anxious People

I Can't Stand Work Happy Hours. Do I Have To Go?

"You may feel like you are going to die, but the feelings of anxiety themselves can't actually hurt you."
Robert Duff

How to Seem Witty Even if You're Not

Relax, introverts: Crafting a comeback shouldn't induce anxiety.
Jay Heinrichs

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
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
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

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

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
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