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View Poll Results: Would you join a social anxiety group in your area? (you can select multiple options)
I'd join a therapy group run by a psycologist or therapist (pay per session) 293 20.04%
I'd join a peer-to-peer therapy group based on commonly used CBT for social anxiety disorder (free except for CBT materials) 455 31.12%
I'd join a social group that focuses on doing social activities (free except for any activities done) 638 43.64%
I'd like to join a group, but think I would be too anxious to join one 565 38.65%
There are already group(s) in my area and I've attended one 76 5.20%
There are already group(s) in my area and I haven't attended one 106 7.25%
I have no interest in joining a group of any kind 208 14.23%
Other (include your comments in a reply post) 40 2.74%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 1462. You may not vote on this poll

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post #181 of 281 (permalink) Old 12-23-2013, 12:28 AM
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I would like to, but I would potentially back out at the last second.
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post #182 of 281 (permalink) Old 12-25-2013, 07:34 PM
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Yes i would

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post #183 of 281 (permalink) Old 12-25-2013, 07:42 PM
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I attended a meeting once a couple of years ago. Everyone seemed very friendly and social. I felt so out of place. Yeah, even at a social anxiety group.

I've been thinking about going back again, now that my self esteem has improved, but I chicken out at the last minute every time. Ah well, maybe next week.
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Everyone seemed very friendly and social. I felt so out of place.
Really? This is what I always thought a SA meeting would look like:

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post #185 of 281 (permalink) Old 12-27-2013, 01:12 PM
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Theres one meetup group where i live in Austin,Tx.Been thinking of going for 2 yrs now.Working up the courage to go.
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post #186 of 281 (permalink) Old 12-30-2013, 05:54 PM
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Nope, that sounds terrifying.
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post #188 of 281 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 10:59 AM
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post #189 of 281 (permalink) Old 01-03-2014, 08:40 PM
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I'd join a free group. I'm a broke college student, so having to pay for any type of therapy or "group services" would be completely out of the question for me.

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post #190 of 281 (permalink) Old 01-31-2014, 07:41 AM
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post #191 of 281 (permalink) Old 03-27-2014, 05:40 AM
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I'd go to a group if it had people my age
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post #192 of 281 (permalink) Old 04-13-2014, 01:05 PM
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Definitely, and I wish I could. :/
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post #193 of 281 (permalink) Old 04-18-2014, 11:44 AM
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No, because they look **** and basically consist of older SA people looking for drinking buddies. thanks, but I'm looking for real help that won't be found at the bottom of a glass!
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post #194 of 281 (permalink) Old 04-21-2014, 03:45 PM
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For me personally the thought of joining a group to talk about social anxiety would be a truly horrifying concept! Though I can see that it would work for others.

Now the really strange thing is, if I have to attend any kind of official meeting in a more professional capacity - and even speak myself - I can manage it with little fuss. The problem for me comes where anything takes place in a social setting. The mere possibility that I may have to talk about myself is far too terrifying.
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post #195 of 281 (permalink) Old 04-25-2014, 07:58 PM
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never, i really doubt that any group will accept me
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post #196 of 281 (permalink) Old 04-25-2014, 11:26 PM
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Nope. Anything with the word "group" involved sounds awful.

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post #197 of 281 (permalink) Old 05-08-2014, 04:43 PM
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I want to join a group like that. Unfortunately, there is no such group in my community.
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post #198 of 281 (permalink) Old 05-16-2014, 03:35 AM
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I'm desperate to join one, but there aren't any close by.

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post #199 of 281 (permalink) Old 05-17-2014, 10:28 PM
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Personally, I don't have any interest in a social anxiety support group.

1. I'm not keen on explaining myself or my personal issues to a group of strangers. I just don't.

2. I've been apart of a therapy group before, and I don't feel like I got any benefit from it and I just didn't really like it.

3. My SA is a personal issue that can only be solved by me deciding to change myself and my lifestyle. I'd be willing to go to therapy to help me on that road, but I don't think being around a group of strangers would do me any good.
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post #200 of 281 (permalink) Old 05-17-2014, 10:48 PM
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A lot of support groups are more about socializing and not about therapy.
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