Hi. My name's Russell. I'm 17 years old and whatnot. I was looking around Google when I found this place, read a few posts, and decided to register. I suppose the reason for my registration is that I often do feel nervous and shy around people, or when I'm in big places full of people. I just can't help but think negative and worried thoughts, regardless of how much I, or my parents, or friends, or anyone really, try to cheer me up. I've actually gotten into many arguments with my parents thanks to this, they seem to think I'm putting on some kind of dramatic show. They'll tell me that I should just step out that door, take in the damn sunshine, and go make friends or get a girl friend or something. But I really do have a hard time doing that. I'm going to submit this new thread now.