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Article By Yvette Sumpter // EEW Magazine News

Millions of Christians struggle with mental illnesses and emotional disorders, but are too ashamed to talk about it.

But BET Sunday Best Season 2 alumna, Latice Crawford, is opening up about how she handles her own social anxiety disorder while being a witness for Christ.

“As a woman of faith, it was difficult to talk about suffering from this disorder because I thought the non-believer would think my God wasn’t real because he couldn’t or wouldn’t heal me and that other Christians would tell me to pray about it because it’s the devil,” writes Crawford in a blog post for ESSENCE.

According to WEB MD, social anxiety disorder, also known as phobia, causes the sufferer to experience “an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations.” They struggle with intense nervousness, self-consciousness and fear of “being closely watched, judged, and criticized by others”—which can, in some cases, lead to panic attacks.

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