Social anxiety is defined by the DSM as excessive and extreme fear of social situations.
Approximately 10% of the population suffers from social anxiety, but only a few seek for help, due to lack of awareness and the fear of stigma. Without an appropriate treatment, social anxiety can become a chronic disorder with significant functional impairment, thus disrupting the life of the anxious person. People who suffer from social anxiety, are more likely to develop alcohol dependency and even suicidal tendency.
Established in 2013, Rakefet is the only organization in Israel that operates nationwide, and provides a variety of solutions for children, youth and adults who suffer from social anxiety:
Socio-emotional Groups for kids, adolescents and adults, learning and practicing social interactions in a protected environment.
Courses and Workshops for emotional and social personal development for targeted populations and specific needs;
Psycho-educational Programs for Schools during class hours for the students who suffer from social anxiety, their classmates and the educational & social staff (recommended by the Ministry of Education for inclusion as Integration & SEL programs);
Lectures and Workshops for parents, therapists, education and counseling teams, youth counselors, community centers and more;
Multi-sectoral collaborations, cooperating with municipalities and local organizations
Help us reach out to those coping with social anxiety – and be part of a personal and social significant change.
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