I'm a 17 year old female,starting college in September next month. I have horribly low social self-confidence. I can never relax in social settings. I get nervous, anxious, self-conscious. I have low self-esteem and doubt my ability to be natural, to be accepted.
Alls I do is sit at home, I hardly ever go out and I'm at a point in my life where I really want to be making new friends, but it's almost impossible with this social anxiety. I think my life could be 100 times better if simply had confidence, but, try as I might, I haven't been able to muster any. I force myself to do some things, go to some social events, but so far it hasn't helped at all. I hate this crippling condition. I want a way out. It's making me depressed, I've missed out on so many opportunities in my life because of my anxiety and as I'm starting college next week I want to enjoy it and I want to get involved with class discussions and I want to make new friends ect but if this carries on I have no chance at that. I don't want to live like this anymore