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Selective Mutism

Breaking the Silence: Spreading the Message That Recovery From Selective Mutism Is Possible

Louis Chesney | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Louis Chesney

Even though I suffered at school, I did speak and express myself with ease at home and with the kids in the neighborhood. Therefore, I found it disconcerting how my behaviors were shaped by the social setting I found myself in: talkative at home and mute in school.

Catherine Pearson

The Diagnosis That Finally Explained This Little Girl's Struggle | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.20.2013 | Parents

For weeks after she started preschool, Alvin Asencio, 27, and his wife Krystal, 28, thought their daughter, Kailee, was just battling typical shyness ...

Raising My Voice on Gay Marriage in a Catholic School

Write for the Future | Posted 06.18.2013 | College
Write for the Future

I replaced my traditional Catholic school uniform with a shirt that read: "Some dudes marry dudes. Get over it." Once I arrived at school, I immediately noticed the stares and heard not-so-subtle whispers from passers-by.

'I Stopped Talking At School For 5 Years'

By Andres Luz Andres is a sophomore at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School. He is a student reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distri...

WATCH: Cat Helps Anxiety-Stricken Boy Say 'I Love You' For First Time

Posted 07.21.2012 | Good News

Imagine not being able to tell your parents you love them. This is reality for 7-year-old Lorcan Dillon, who suffers from Selective mutism, the Daily ...

My Daughter's Shyness -- Painful For Her, Or For Me?

Amy Ettinger | Posted 06.14.2012 | Parents
Amy Ettinger

I want my daughter to be "normal" much more than I ever thought. You would think that coming from a family of shy people would make me more patient. In fact, it's just the opposite since I know what's at stake.

Selective Mutism: Finding Voice in Dubai

Steven M. S. Kurtz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steven M. S. Kurtz, Ph.D.

I just returned home from a trip to Dubai, where I, a Jewish clinician, went to treat a seven-year-old Arab child who has Selective Mutism