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    I have social anxiety and depression. I find it very difficult to talk to people. I had to leave high school in my second year due to several reasons. so I haven't had a lot of experiences with other people and haven't developed my social skills like everyone else has. It is difficult for me to hold conversations. I managed to make a small amount of friends but it seems like non of them actually care about me. my best friend gave up on me with my depression so i dont talk to them anymore. I feel like i have no friends and that i am on my own and it is not helping with my depression. So i am trying to find ways to meet new people to make some friends. is there anything i can do? anywhere i can go? what should i do? thank you for your time
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    Not really my thing, but over the last few years i've seen and been to a lot more spoken/word/poetry/open mic nights and events, and it's probably the most inclusive and respectful environment i've seen. Generally quietish and not too crowded, not a heavy booze crowd, lots of quiet thinkers and introverts
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    If there are any social events that happen in your community or area for your age range then I would go into one of them or as many as possible and try to socialise. I have social anxiety but I have found that stepping out of your comfort zone and going for it will help you out loads.

    Maybe find people online (there are risks of course so be careful) but start with small talk choose whether
    you're talking online or face to face.

    If you need someone to talk to I am always a message away, I'm happy to help and give you more advice if you need it.
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    (Original post by StriderHort)
    Not really my thing, but over the last few years i've seen and been to a lot more spoken/word/poetry/open mic nights and events, and it's probably the most inclusive and respectful environment i've seen. Generally quietish and not too crowded, not a heavy booze crowd, lots of quiet thinkers and introverts
    thank you for letting me know I will have a look into it thank you )
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    If there are any social events that happen in your community or area for your age range then I would go into one of them or as many as possible and try to socialise. I have social anxiety but I have found that stepping out of your comfort zone and going for it will help you out loads.

    Maybe find people online (there are risks of course so be careful) but start with small talk choose whether
    you're talking online or face to face.

    If you need someone to talk to I am always a message away, I'm happy to help and give you more advice if you need it.
    ok i will try and have a look to see what is around. yeah it can be risky. thank you i will. thank you :') that's very kind of you
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    (Original post by smidmore)
    If there are any social events that happen in your community or area for your age range then I would go into one of them or as many as possible and try to socialise. I have social anxiety but I have found that stepping out of your comfort zone and going for it will help you out loads.

    Maybe find people online (there are risks of course so be careful) but start with small talk choose whether
    you're talking online or face to face.

    If you need someone to talk to I am always a message away, I'm happy to help and give you more advice if you need it.
    do you go to those events on your own? i find people always come with their friends and it makes going alone even more awkward
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    (Original post by bubblegumcat)
    do you go to those events on your own? i find people always come with their friends and it makes going alone even more awkward
    I do go on my own most of the time because it is a way to get to know people as it makes me interact more so I'm not on my own. Yeah i do anxious going alone but it's stepping out of my comfort zone.
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    try this:
    https://theroomthatsgreen.blogspot.co.uk/
 
 
 
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