Selective Mutism: Why Is She/He Talking To So and So But Not Me? (Part 2)

An advantage of being an older sufferer of Selective Mutism is that since I understand more about my SM than a younger sufferer would, I can often use a lot of the techniques to help me to overcome SM without anyone else even knowing it. What I mean by this is that I will often … Continue reading Selective Mutism: Why Is She/He Talking To So and So But Not Me? (Part 2)

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You May Think That Everyone Who Has Selective Mutism Is Shy – Many Are Actually Extroverts

When many people think of someone who has Selective Mutism, they often think of someone who is very shy, quiet and enjoys spending time alone rather than with people. What if I was to tell you that I have Selective Mutism, I am not in any way shy (and I never have been) and I … Continue reading You May Think That Everyone Who Has Selective Mutism Is Shy – Many Are Actually Extroverts

(S)he Has Selective Mutism But Doesn’t Seem Anxious?

A frequently asked question about Selective Mutism is why someone that they know who has Selective Mutism doesn’t seem anxious. They ask because Selective Mutism is supposed to be an extreme anxiety disorder, so why isn’t their body language showing any signs of anxiety? With many people who have Selective Mutism, it is pretty easy … Continue reading (S)he Has Selective Mutism But Doesn’t Seem Anxious?

Selective Mutism: What It REALLY Means When We Talk About Our ‘Rules’

When I first heard about the situations where people with Selective Mutism can and can’t speak being referred to as rules that the person with Selective Mutism had, it was whilst watching a documentary. I wanted to scream at the narrator of the documentary and tell them how wrong they were. I was so angry … Continue reading Selective Mutism: What It REALLY Means When We Talk About Our ‘Rules’

The Challenges People With Selective Mutism Face When Trying To Receive Treatment

TRIGGER WARNING: This blog contains content that may be upsetting to some people.    The hardest ongoing battle that I have had with my Selective Mutism has been trying to receive the correct treatment. From the start, I have dealt with professionals having absolutely no clue what Selective Mutism really is and how to treat … Continue reading The Challenges People With Selective Mutism Face When Trying To Receive Treatment