Do not despair in your situation, there is help available, work continues within the field of Social Anxiety and many techniques and methods are now employed in helping people cope with and overcome the thoughts and feelings that drive Social Anxiety, and support is always available through the SAUK Forum and Chatroom, try to remember, you are not alone.
Talking to someone can help you see beyond feelings of loneliness or despair and help you to realise that there are other options open to you apart from ending your life.
The SAUK chatroom and lounge exist to provide a WELCOMING, SUPPORTIVE, UNDERSTANDING and FRIENDLY environment for ALL of its users to enjoy.
Whoever you talk to now, you should also visit your GP.
They will be able to advise you on treatment options, should these feelings continue to trouble you.
Everyday tasks which most people take for granted - such as working, socialising, shopping, speaking on the telephone, even just going out of the house - might be a wearing ordeal marked by persistent feelings of anxiety and self-consciousness.
Public performances or social gatherings might be out of the question.
Many people can go through this kind of experience during adolescence, but for SA'ers the problems can persist well beyond those years.
Over time, many sufferers come to avoid the situations they fear or become very inhibited or defensive in situations, often leading to depression and loneliness.
There are a number of options within Cougar Passions to help connect members, including the following: Cougar ‘Groups’ allow members to find others who share very specific interests / similarities.
Cougar Forums allow members to post on topics of interest.
Sufferers typically experience excessive feelings of nervousness or dread in relation to feared social situations.
They may experience specific physical symptoms such as trembling, rapid breathing, sweating or blushing. Sufferers tend to be very self-conscious and worried about whether others might be evaluating them negatively.
Much useful information is contained both on this website and in the forums, and support is available from the Forum and Chatrooms, please take your time to explore everything that the SAUK organisation can offer you.