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  1. Coping With Social Anxiety
    There is probably another thread out there about this that I haven't found, but I thought I'd post one anyways. :D I have found over the years that by having a pet, in my case my golden retriever, has helped me with my anxiety. Jake, who is now 9, has helped me through a ton of rough patches...
  2. Research Studies, Trials and News
    Shyness is a phenomena which does inevitably affect everyone at one point or another in their lives. It affects some people to a much greater extent than others, but the reasons for this are not completely understood. Why do we feel shy, or awkward in certain situations and not others? What is...
  3. Introductions and Welcomes
    I don't have a clue why I am who I am. I'm 17 years old, I'm physically fit, I'm good at sports and I am musically talented. I have lots of friends, and I'm one of the "popular" kids. I have no family issues what-so-ever, my life should be great. I should be really happy. But I hate myself. I...
  4. Coping With Social Anxiety
    I was normal up until I moved. I lived in Austin, Texas for my whole life up until high school. I wouldn't say I was popular in school but I had a lot of friends, girlfriends, and had no problems at all socializing with people, being myself. Then I moved to San Antonio. Then it all changed. In...
  5. Coping With Social Anxiety
    Its so hard to have friends because its hard to relate to the girls at my school. Everytime, I attempt a connection, for some reason I cannot relate to them. See, most of the girls in my school are always talking about things like partying, boyfriends, sex, etc. Stuff like that and I havent...
  6. Coping With Social Anxiety
    Hi people, to start with I will give you a brief introduction about myself. I am a 19 year old female, who has always been extremely shy and found it very difficult to talk to people. In social situations I have been prone to panic attacks, and held many specific irrational fears, such as buying...
  7. Introductions and Welcomes
    Hi, I'm 14 and I just started High School in July. I'm pretty sure I have social anxiety disorder and it's keeping me from meeting new people and enjoying myself. I've always been shy and quiet even since I was a baby. I don't like meeting new people, though I want to. I have quite a few...
  8. Entertainment
    Male model Luka Magnotta recently spoke about his social anxiety while on his film sets and how he got over it, its pretty inspirational. He says he is adamently against medications and focusing on reality gets him through it. Pretty smart. Luka Magnotta
  9. Coping With Social Anxiety
    Hey guys im a new member here and sometimes i have a problem with feeling too happy. Even when something really exiciting happens to me i try to down play it and not be too happy because im so scared that something will happen and never will be able to be happy again. I dont know if this is a...
  10. Coping With Social Anxiety
    I have been battling with this demon my whole life. Social anxiety has seriously held me back in so many areas. I am totally ready to take this thing head on. Anyone else here in the same situation? Care to share experiences/ways of coping/transcending severe social phobia?
  11. Coping With Social Anxiety
    Okay, so to me this is the stupidest question, and I feel as though no one else could possibly have the same problem as me. Since I am a little kid, I have had this problem, and I noticed it has gotten progressively worse. It is to the point where I want to avoid even going to work, and would...
  12. Coping With Social Anxiety
    My last post here was some months back, though I still expressed my interest & enthusiasm for the SAS forum (I'm very impressed by some of you guys, you sure know your stuff quite well). And part of this absence was due to the fact of (which I believe to be) severe writer's block, which...
  13. Introductions and Welcomes
    Hey everyone. Pleased to meet ya! I've lurked for a while -- but after running into some truly intriguing intellectual discussions on and off on these forums, I figured it was about time to try contributing! :))... I'm not sure how much meaning this will properly convey in writing, but if it...
  14. Coping With Social Anxiety
    OK first things first, I'm a 19 year-old male. I've had severe social anxiety for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, I always thought separation anxiety was the problem, because every time I knew I was going to be separated from my mom, I'd start crying or start feeling the urge to...
  15. Introductions and Welcomes
    Hi. I'm new to support forums and this was the first that popped up in the search engine, so I joined. I'm 19 years old and life sucks. I'm in DESPERATE need help right now, so I'm going to start a thread in the appropriate forum. Thanks in advance.
  16. Arts and Crafts
    Going Places I'm afraid to be going places with people to meet I'm afraid to be thinking of what I am to me I'm afraid to be out there with no one guiding me I'm afraid to be writing this down in poetry I'm afraid to be walking down the street with me I'm afraid to be thinking our eyes...
  17. Coping With Social Anxiety
    I know I have pretty bad Social Anxiety. I mean I avoid anything I can that has people, I have alienated myself from all of my old friends, I am extremely uncomfortable talking to everyone. It sucks. The thing that is different with me than other people with SAD is that where they feel a...
  18. Coping With Social Anxiety
    I had just got out of court today & have been running strong on a case that has been going on since 08, but it had came to a stop on this day as my lawyer informed me that going to trial was 50-50 & if I lost, I would have a felony which we all know is never good when landing a job. I took a No...
  19. Support Groups, Friends Connections and Gatherings
    who has a zune? do you have a zune social ?
  20. Introductions and Welcomes
    Almost my "anxiety" life story, if you have the stamina to read it! Here I go... Growing up I was very shy and introvert. I cannot remember this but apparently I did not talk to my teachers when I first started school, I had a dislike for them - So my mother taught me how to read and all the...
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