Hi and welcome to The Friendship and Help: Social Anxiety Disorder Support Group. We are a meetup support group for people who suffer from social anxiety. If you suffer from social anxiety, the goal is to put ourselves in social situations so we can slowly work towards being comfortable with socializing. Being with others who are also going through a similar condition can help to reduce any feelings of isolation and hopelessness you may have.
Do you consider yourself to be painfully shy?
Do you always get asked why you're quiet in group settings?
Do you spend time excessively worrying about how to avoid situations where you may have to talk to unfamiliar people (individual/group setting)?
Do you struggle to talk in group settings?
Do you find that people often misunderstand your shyness as being unfriendly or arrogant?
Do you think your anxiety interferes with your daily activities, work and/or relationships?
Do you feel overwhelming sadness that lasts for long periods of time?
Do you deal with feelings of numbness or hopelessness for months at a time?
Do your issues keep you from living a normal and active life?
If you found yourself answering 'YES' to the above questions, we are here for you.
*** DISCLAIMER ***
This group is NOT led by professionals. If you feel the need for help please consult a professional or call one of the numbers listed below. If you are in need of immediate help, contact 911.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)