Social anxiety in college
Hi I’ve just found this website and I’m looking for some advice and support. I’ve just started college and I’ve went in with no friends seeing as all my best friends went to a different college. I’ve been attending my classes for a week now and I am happy to say that I am speaking to the people around me more often then I thought I would, but the problem is that I don’t know if I consider them to be my ‘friend’. I speak to these people in my classes and work with them but as soon as I leave class we don’t speak. I’m struggling to find people to hang out with on my breaks so recently I’ve just been clinging to anyone I can find who I know from secondary school.
I’m also finding it hard to speak in class especially when presenting my ideas to the group and taking to teachers.
I don’t feel comfortable talking to anyone about my social anxiety so I would really appreciate some online advice on what I should do to make friends and be approachable, and to build my social confidence