The Girl Who Doesn't Talk: Komi and The Struggle With Selective Mutism

2021.10.22 00:16 theothersophie The Girl Who Doesn't Talk: Komi and The Struggle With Selective Mutism

October is Selective Mutism Awareness Month.
Although it's never been explicitly stated in the manga, the "communication disorder" Komi has is almost certainly selective mutism. She is one of the few, if not the only, characters in popular culture who accurately depicts what an anxiety disorder looks like, especially in the manga's early chapters. She freezes up when spoken to, and as hard as she might try, no matter how much she wants to say something, her voice seems to be trapped in her throat; nothing but air comes out. She avoids eye contact and her face is so frozen it appears as an intense glare. It's all played off as a gag in the manga, but what would her life be like if she were a real person?
The Girl Who Doesn't Talk

At school I was known as, ‘the girl who doesn’t talk’. At home I talked fine. In fact, I was quite chatty and animated, but at school my voice just seemed to shut down. I wasn’t completely mute. I spoke to one close friend but when other kids joined us I basically shut down and became a silent observer. I spoke in class, but only when spoken to and I tended to answer with one word responses. Generally, I became overwhelmed with anxiety at the mere prospect of having to talk. I remember the sickening sense of dread that intensified while waiting to share my morning news. I remember the humiliation I felt at being unable to call for the ball during sports lessons
All I wanted was to feel ‘normal’
[source - Jania Williams@diaryofaselectivemute]
The above was taken from an adult selective mute's blog. Her written account is just one of thousands of similar stories. Children affected by SM often don't just 'grow out' of it or 'warm up' to others like a simply shy kid does. They often become anxious and depressed teenagers and then anxious adults if it isn't addressed properly.
Komi-san is a huge contribution to representative media on this issue. We all cheer her on for getting an adaptation and becoming so popular. Maybe others out there who are mute or highly anxious can find something to relate to, and everyone can become just a little more understanding if they meet people with communication difficulties.
I hope everyone who reads this takes something away from it. I'd like to end the post by sharing a moving firsthand account from a girl who has since recovered. Her name is Amber.
If you want to learn more about selective mutism, I recommend looking at iSpeak for information. For resources, look into the Selective Mutism Association, SMIRA, and The Selective Mutism Research Institute. These are charities full of amazing people who raise awareness and provide resources to individuals and families around the world. I'm also happy to answer questions and messages.
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Happy due date to me.
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