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How to Cope with Social Anxiety and Depression?

  1. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    How to Cope with Social Anxiety and Depression?

    Social anxiety in public speaking or the depression to avoid socializing can create SAD. How to cope with it?

  2. Pauline Davenport profile image60
    Pauline Davenportposted 6 years ago

    I believe you should start in small ways. Take a very big leap of faith in yourself, take a  deep breath, as though you were going to jump in at the deep end of a swimming pool, and volunteer - yes just that - volunteer. Volunteer to make some cakes for the local church coffee morning. You don't even have to go to said coffee morning - ask someone to pick them up from you - and then wait for the feedback, which will be very positive. This in turn will give a boost to your courage in order to take the next step. This may be actually going to help - you know - waiting on, washing up- that sort of thing. It all sounds very mundane, but who cares about that? it can be a lot of fun washing up for a lot  of people when you're doing it in good company, and after the first time, you'll certainly be asked back!! You'll be starting to make friends in a gentle un-threatening  way. You'll be in control, and you can take or leave as you please

    After this, you could maybe volunteer to take part in a course aimed at helping others, and you own experience of depressive illness will help you empathise , thus causing  more positive feedback for you, leading to another little boost in your confidence around people.Take your courage - and you do have courage - into your hands and take that first jump into the pool and see what happens.

    It all starts with that deep breath before the plunge - remember, deep breaths leave no room for butterflies.

  3. profile image48
    BrokenArrow3posted 5 years ago

    Tostart to overcome social anxiety in Public-Speaking is to first get up in front of a mirror & start talking;step2 Invite a few familymembers & friends over & standupin front ofthem & start talking. Then invite entire neighborhood etc& doit repeatedily.  Im dealing with depression in a much different way i try not to isolate myself from others for they can be very helpfulin timesof need. Start by talking to1 friend or family member or a conselor or clergy then, talk to another & another & so fourth.just learn totake 1 day @ a time.