Social anxiety is something that affects a fair number of our community, including myself. And it’s difficult to talk about, because it isn’t always rational. Katie’s well thought out and eye-opening article about how if effects the enjoyment of things like gaming conventions is very much a must-read!
Anxiety comes in many forms, for many reasons and is a very personal thing for anybody dealing with it. It’s something that a lot of people deal with but hardly anybody is talking about. I hope that by talking about these issues, I can contribute to a community where this stuff is normal, accepted, talked about and I want to help in any way that I can. I can’t fix your problems, but I can reassure you that you are OK, that this is normal and that you are NOT alone.
I can remember a time when I didn’t live with anxiety. I have always dealt with depression, but anxiety is a fairly new (well in the last 7 years or so) concept to me. I remember a time when simple things like going up to a cashier or making a phone call didn’t make me panic but a series…
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