social anxiety

  1. Midnight.Panda

    How to improve social skills?

    I grew up as a very quiet and shy child. I was very different from other people and got bullied a lot.. I think I just learned to always avoid talking to people. I have gotten a lot better, but I find that I can never keep up conversation even with close friends/family. I just tend to zone out...
  2. starryskies

    I miss my anxiety.

    I used to have terrible social anxiety. I wanted to die so bad because of it. However, this year I’ve gotten so much better. There was a point where I was truly normal. I got nervous sometimes but it was just, like, normal person nervous I think. I was so so happy. However, lately I’ve been...
  3. starryskies

    Is this dissociation?

    Hello! I’ve had (social) anxiety as well as OCD for years now, and I’m finally getting my life back. It’s great, but I’ll still have serious mood shifts where I’m super happy and then go down to feeling depressed super quick. I can have a lot of breakdowns, where I don’t think straight and am in...
  4. 1

    Should I disclose social anxiety at a job interview?

    Hi all, I'm 27 and suffer with social anxiety, that only seems to be getting worse with age. I'm working full time at the moment, but looking for a new job, hopefully an accounts / finance role. I'm lòoking to leave because our office size has just quadrupled due to an office merge, and I just...
  5. C

    Was just curious on what do you guys all think?1

    Hello everyone, I recentley joined the Mental Health Forum and just wanted to kind of post my story and share my problems and kind of get advice and help from people. So basically my problem is the fact that I have Extreme social anxiety as well as extreme fear of appearing Extremeley...
  6. C

    Was just curious on what do you guys all think of my mindset?!

    Hello everyone, I recentley joined the Mental Health Forum and just wanted to kind of post my story and share my problems and kind of get advice and help from people. So basically my problem is the fact that I have Extreme social anxiety as well as extreme fear of appearing Extremeley...
  7. M

    It's hard to thing rationally when surrounded with people

    Last night I went to this dance party. I can't explain how my brain slipped into Danger mode. I became confused and lost very fast. Standing alone while my friend was away, looking at groups of people around me made me feel so nervous and lost. I felt like something was wrong with me, I felt so...
  8. T

    Need relationship advice

    Hi everyone, I’m not sure this is the right forum to post this but it would be wonderful to get some insight and advice. My boyfriend and I have been together for three-and-a-half years. We are best friends, understand one another and love each other very much. But we are at a crossroads...
  9. T

    Boyfriend with agoraphobia, panic disorder, social anxiety, anxiety

    Hi everyone, I’m not sure this is the right forum to post this but it would be wonderful to get some insight and advice. My boyfriend and I have been together for three-and-a-half years. We are best friends, understand one another and love each other very much. But we are at a crossroads...
  10. N

    Dating with social anxiety

    How do people get out the friend zone when you have social anxiety. I'm 22 and have been seeing a guy for 6 months and we met on a dating website, all we've done is hug at the end of every date and we've touched hands once. I'm good at eye contact, I'm not too bad with carry on conversations...
  11. T

    i’m so lonely

    i honestly feel so pathetic saying this but the fact that my friends are all in relationships and have great friends and are away at uni or college living their lives makes me feel terrible. i’ll see their snapchat stories or hear about what they did on the weekend and how they are doing with...
  12. J

    I hate everbody because i have to

    Hi, I'm jae, I'm 22 I can call myself hateful because I made myself that way, I have social anxiety and many more unfun things like that, but when I'm with just one person I'm not familiar with it makes me very uncomfortable and i hate it, I spend my last 3 years of school smoking cigarettes in...
  13. J

    Voice conversations??

    I wish to find anybody whos willing to listen and talk or just have a conversation, i havent talked to anybody about my personal problems in 7 years and i keep acting like nothing is wrong with me all this time and I've reached a point that im starting to contradict myself and reject my self and...
  14. N

    Introducing me

    Hi I have social anxiety. I have had it for about 8 years, I still really struggle with asking questions and starting conversations during social situations.
  15. M

    Feeling disconnected from reality. Is this early psychosis?

    Hi, i am Mark and i need your advices on my current situation. Since christmas, i am not feeling like myself anymore and it keeps getting worse every week. It all started with a panic attack during wich i felt like i was going crazy. I had highs and lows during a month or two but since a couple...
  16. Thenotsorealnurse

    New here Anxiety

    Hey everyone. New here. I joined because I have anxiety and am looking to network with other people going through the struggle as well. I know were not supposed to give personal info on here so I'll keep it vague. Im a registered nurse from Los Angeles. I would love to hear from any others that...
  17. Kirstie1806

    Open about anxiety?

    Hi everyone. I just wondered how open we are about our social anxiety. Are there people who are very open and not particularly fussed if people around them know, or are you quite closed and secretive about it like me? I can't bear the thought of people knowing. I feel like as soon as I had it...
  18. B

    Help

    Okay so I am an absolute train wreck. My childhood up until now (21) has been detrimental to my well being and mental state. Firstly I am a black man (half black, half white) living in America, so from a very early age I began to internalize racism and subconsciously hate myself. My biological...
  19. Lostinthestatic

    Do you ever forget how to interact with others?

    There are times when I feel completely clueless as to how I should speak/behave around other people... or, there times when I am oblivious to something that everyone else in the group noticed/became aware of. Even if that just means I didn’t understand a joke, or realize there was a joke at all...
  20. P

    I'm trying

    I've been struggling with my anxiety and depression for a really long time now, my 23rd birthday is just around the corner and I have been battling this since I was 14. I feel like I just get left behind in life, and I keep trying to do things like studying, working even volunteering but every...