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Topic: hi new and shy - How to cope with feeling anxious?

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  1. kottonkittenz
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    7 January 2019
    i do not have any real friends i have some online friends and i am in 6th grade this year and i think i have anxiety and sometimes i would like support and help to be social because i do not have many people to talk to about it
  2. RandR
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    7 January 2019 in reply to kottonkittenz

    Hi Kottonkittenz,

    Cool user name and Happy New Year:) Did you have a good Christmas?

    Welcome to the Beyond Blue forums. I'm Raman, nice to meet you. 6th grade? That's an exciting time. Last year of primary school. Are you looking forward to high school at all? I'm 34 years old and If I'm being totally honest, had about 1 or 2 friends during my primary school. Unfortunately I was bullied and always picked on which wasn't very nice. It made me a very, very quiet person for some time. But I will admit, I found some more friends in high shcool and it was a very different experience. If you don't mind me asking, what are some of your hobbies and interests and what makes you think you have anxiety?

    Fortunately, there are plenty of great people here on the Beyond Blue forums to talk to and who I'm sure like me, would be very happy to talk and support you to the best of our abilities.

    Just so you know a little about me, I love dogs, video games, uno. listening to music and cooking!

    Hope to hear from you and welcome to the BB forums :)



  3. kottonkittenz
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    8 January 2019 in reply to RandR
    hi raman i am scared about high school but i hope i can make friends there or maybe this year even. i dont have very many hobbies i just really like playing some video games or spending time with my family. im not sure if i have anxiety or not but it is really very hard for me to talk to people and i get very worried being around other people that are not my family especially at school i freeze and i dont talk to anyone really not even my teachers.
  4. Birdy77
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    15 January 2019 in reply to kottonkittenz

    Dear kottonkittenz, (Hi to Raman)

    I replied to your other thread, but I realise that maybe I should have read this post from you first before I responded to you over on the other one, so i know a bit more about where you're at, sorry about that.

    I think it's awesome that you have reached out here to get a bit of support around your anxious feelings.

    I think it's not unusual to feel very shy during your pre-teen and teen years.

    Shy is ok.

    The only thing not ok is when you feel upset about it, or if it's making your life difficult and unpleasant.

    That is why it's so good that you have come here where you can meet others who have similar feelings to you.

    Have you had a look at the young people's cafe here on the forum? It's in the Social Zone if you would like to drop in there to say hello. Or join in on any other discussions here, you will be welcomed anywhere you go.

    Are you excited about year 6? It's a cool time and a scary time! You're the seniors in primary school, but have the maybe daunting feeling of high school next year (cross that bridge when you come to it). Don't worry you're not alone in your feelings.

    Ok, I'm birdy, I also love my dogs and enjoy lots of cooking like Raman does. uno is cool but haven't played it in a while. I like going to the beach and rrading growing vegetables and flowers and mucking around with my chickens. I like to make art, i like linoprinting and pottery and it's really hot and sweltery where I live so I am about to get ready to go for a swim at the beach.

    Have you been enjoying your school holidays so far? What have you been up to during the summer?


  5. kottonkittenz
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    15 January 2019 in reply to Birdy77