Hello! My name's Johnny Moreno, and I'm the head organizer of this meetup. This meetup is for people suffering from anxiety. There aren't really any support groups for people with generalized anxiety on here, so I decided to step up and make up.
I think there could be tremendous benefits from meeting with people who know what you're going through. Too often our families, loved ones, and friends don't take us seriously - not because of ill intentions but because of ignorance. This group was created to tackle that ignorance and provide a safe haven for those who are struggling.
There's an emphasis (in terms of discussions) for those with general and health anxiety but we'd love to hear from anyone else with similar issues. I plan to have meet & greets, talking circles, and general hang outs.
To further elaborate on that last sentence, we have two alternating types of meetups.
• Social Meetups - are those where we venture to a locale to relax and have fun.
• Talking Meetups - are ones held at a safe space and are more focused on communicating and updating each other on our struggles and successes in combating anxiety.
If you RSVP and do not show up without canceling twice you will be removed from the group to keep it active. Please update even if its last minute, no excuse needed just let us know because sometimes reserving seating is based on the amount of people coming and we need an accurate count. Its been an issue in the past and I will need to start being more firm.
If you make someone uncomfortable you will get one warning and removed after that.
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I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers