The importance of support for those with social phobia
It is estimated that around 7% of the population suffer from social phobia, making it one of the most common mental disorders. Despite this, it is often seen as a taboo topic and many people suffer in silence.
One of the main reasons social phobia is so difficult to deal with, is because it is an invisible disorder. Unlike physical illnesses, there are no external signs that something is wrong. This can make it hard for friends and family to understand what the sufferer is going through and why they may act in certain ways.
It is therefore essential that those with social phobia have a strong support network. This could be in the form of family, friends, therapist or even an online support group. Having people to talk to who understand what you’re going through can be invaluable.
It can be difficult to ask for help, but it is so important to do so if you are struggling with social phobia. There is no shame in admitting that you need assistance and there are many people out there who are willing to help. So, if you are struggling, please reach out and ask for support.