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  • Helps a lot

    Votes: 13 11.9%
  • Helps a little

    Votes: 51 46.8%
  • Neither helps nor hurts

    Votes: 24 22.0%
  • Hurts a little

    Votes: 18 16.5%
  • Hurts a lot

    Votes: 3 2.8%
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It helps only in the sense that I don't feel as alone in it when I see so many others dealing with the same kind of stuff. There was a time when I had no idea that what was wrong with me had a name and was something that other people had too and knew about.
 

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This comes up alot on here.

For me, it's great to know I'm not the only one with this, and to see how others are coping.

But it can be sad and depressing to read discouraging post after discouraging post.

I voted 'helps a little'.
 

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Helps waste time, has no effect on SA.
 

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Hurts a lot, because I like the way it sounds
 

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It doesn't affect my SA at all. It does affect my depression though, I've noticed. Sometimes I'll feel better after being on here because I can relate to things people have said or because it provided a distraction from my sad life. Other times I'll feel worse because it reminds me of how alone I am.
 

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I find that giving advice or offering suggestions regarding positive thinking or otherwise helps get my own thoughts in order. It makes me more reflective on ways to help myself and therefore reinforces my newer positive habits.
 

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Misery likes company. Helps a lot.
 

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It actually helped a little. Reading about people overcoming their SA and the way they overcome it can be pretty inspiring. It shows you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

This website actually gave me the idea of getting a part time job in order to overcome my shyness and meet new people. I don't know whether I would have had that idea if I hadn't been on this website. It is possible, but I love my new job and that job is changing my life :)
 

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Hurts a little. too few success stories. i wanna get more insight onto actually beating this.

just being honest
 

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i would like there be another option, "helps a little and hurts alot" or something, i stoped reading "frustration" and "coping with sa" forums after i "hooked" other person fears and they became mine and my sa got much worse, so i fear to read such posts, no offense just saying what happened to me, but triumphs and positive thinking forums are great.
 

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If you read the Coping With Social Anxiety and Frustration forums, it will hurt.

If you find the helpful posters and topics, and go to positive thinking, and make goals, it will help
 

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I think when I first joined it helped some but now that the honeymoon is over...
 

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Helps a little. Sometimes I'll go on here after a rough day of school, read a few posts, and be reminded that there actually are people like myself out there. This boosts my mood a lot.
 

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I didn't vote, because it can do both (depending on my mood). On the one hand, hearing about people going through the same stuff I am makes me feel not so alone. On the other hand, hearing about people going through the same stuff I am makes me depressed.
 

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I don't know yet, just registered to my first one today. Though I have already found it nice to know I'm not the only one with my problem, particularly with regards to being a late bloomer.
 

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helps meet people who i can meet in person and try and overcome sa with. also provides all the latest techniques and ideas. also provides a place to post your progress and get praise and feedback.

without a doubt: Helps a lot
 
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