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New Conversations About Social Anxiety Contest Seeks Perspective On Anxiety's Impact

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Andrew Kukes Foundation For Social Anxiety announces a partnership with the national, independent Moment Magazine, to begin new conversations about anxiety - a subject that affects many families but is too often not discussed, through a new contest.

Readers and the public have until Dec. 7, 2012 to enter the "Elephant In The Room" contest and explain how anxiety has affected you, your family or the Jewish people in general. To enter, send Moment a 200-300 word essay on the topic, either via email to elephant@momentmag.com or online at www.momentmag.com/elephant. Three winners, selected by Moment's editors, will each receive an iPad. The winning essays will be published in Moment's print edition and online. For more information, visit the contest homepage at www.momentmag.com/elephant or email elephant@momentmag.com.

"An important part of the Foundation's national mission is to begin the conversation about a common, but often misunderstood, part of so many lives," said Lori Blumenstein-Bott, MSW, Executive Director of the Andrew Kukes Foundation For Social Anxiety. "This contest is a way to engage more voices in the discussion."

"It's time for us to vanquish the secrecy and shame surrounding anxiety, part of the human condition that requires greater understanding, not silence and embarrassment," added Nadine Epstein, editor and publisher of Moment.

Readers also can join the conversation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/momentmag), Twitter (@MomentMagazine) and Moment's blog "In the Moment" (www.momentmag.com/blog).

The Andrew Kukes Foundation For Social Anxiety offers a website that is a hub of information about social anxiety disorder for sufferers and loved ones. It is online at www.akfsa.org.

SOURCE The Andrew Kukes Foundation For Social Anxiety



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