Adults, teens and children all over the world are struggling with a relatively unknown condition that cuts off their ability to share their voice in certain situations. You may or may not have heard of selective mutism. It’s quite possible that you know someone who is affected.
It can feel like a tightening in your throat; some kind of blockage that prevents your words from getting through. In reality, your voice box becomes paralysed so that no sound can be made. People with SM usually want to speak, but can’t. It is neither a phobia or a choice.
Please explore our website and download any resources that may help. We love to know that awareness is spreading and that people with SM are getting the support and understanding they both need and deserve.