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SOCIAL ANXIETY CHAT ROOM

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Health & Help Chat is here to offer a peer-to-peer setting for those who suffer with the daily struggles of social anxiety. We believe in providing a safe environment for those who need a place in which they can share their experiences and support each other on their journey to managing this condition. Everyone's individual experiences tells a story to which other peers can learn or relate and we invite you to join our Social Anxiety Chat Room to share yours.

Social anxiety disorder, also referred to as social phobia, is a disorder in which a person fears social interaction due to feeling judged, being watched or criticized by others to an excessive degree. Symptoms often include but are not limited to intense fear of interacting with strangers. Fear of situations in which you might feel judged. Fear of physical symptoms which can lead to feeling embarrassment. Oftentimes a person struggling with Social Anxiety feels as though they will make mistakes or look bad to others in a social setting.

There are many that struggle with these challenges every day and often feel misunderstood and alone. Social anxiety affects 15 million people in America alone. Also, 36% of people report symptoms for 10 years before seeking professional help1. We are a strong advocate for one to seek professional help when struggling with any mental health issue, but Health & Help Chat is also here to provide a safe place where one can discuss this condition regardless of where you are on your path to recovery. We strive to create a venue where you can make friends, share experiences and even seek/give encouragement to improving your quality of life.

If you have a phobia that interferes with a normal social or working life, it's time to get treatment. The right kind of therapy can often lessen your anxiety and may diminish or even remove the phobia. How Are Phobias Treated?

Though some phobias are never completely cured, there are ways your doctor can help you get a handle on your phobias: referring you to a therapist, for example, or prescribing medication. It’s important to seek help and get treatment for phobias. A person whose phobia goes untreated may become withdrawn, depressed, and unable to be in social situations.

This Social Anxiety Chat Room, these social anxiety forums, and the social anxiety network offer you the opportunity to share your social anxiety symptoms with others.

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