:afr hi everyone,i am new here. i basically have had SA all my life. first others and myself thought it was just shyness, but i new it was more than that. there are times when i do fine but i have been in a depressed mood for a while now. i have disconnected with most friends, and i have major trust issues. i am the only one among my siblings that suffers from SA; they are very out going with many friends. people including family members always ask me why i don't go out. i am too ashamed to tell them about my SA. i just want to make friends with people that understand my situation and maybe we could help each othe w/our SA. there is a very out going girl that is waiting to come out but is held back by her sa. hope to meet wonderful people here and share some stories also looking for support groups around seattle area north end.