You make some really great points @Mermaidgirl6! and I'm so happy to hear that you're in a really good place and are happier in life and with yourself!
Social anxiety can definitely make things tricky, but it sounds like you've already got some strategies in place to help deal with that, which is awesome to hear!
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Hey TommyC... I noticed you mentioned you are too scared to talk to a doctor, your friends or your parents... But you are right in thinking that it is probably a good idea to talk to someone - because it sounds like the feelings and thoughts you have are having a pretty big impact on your day-to-day life. Talking to someone outside the situation can help you make sense of what is going on, and you'll learn how to stop your problems from getting on top of you.
You've taken a great step in posting here about it - how would you feel about having an anonymous online chat with a counsellor? Or you can even email with them. You could explain a bit about what's been going on to get it off your chest - or you could even cut and paste what you have a posted here (if you are a bit scared or not sure what to say.
Click here to find out more about webchat with a counsellor at eHeadspace, or you can email with them too.
One last thing I wanted to tell you about, is an online tool you can use to learn how to have healthier ways of thinking. It's called e-couch. self-help interactive program with different modules - the generalised anxiety & worry one might help you??
You've taken a brave step forward by posting here on ReachOut.com and we really hope that you stick around! Just keep taking more steps towards some of the different help options above and you will find something that is right for you. Good luck.
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