Posted by Phyl on December 9, 2002, at 7:51:17
In reply to Anyone here with severe social anxiety employed?, posted by fuzzymind on December 9, 2002, at 2:27:35
I don't have social anxiety disorder, so can't comment on that. But if 22% of the people with it are on welfare, that means 78% are not! You can be in that group.
I do know about suicide. My father committed suicide, then one brother and later, a second brother. In each case, if they had received help for their depression, they would have lived long productive lives. But that was kind of the "dark ages" -- medicine has come a very long way since then. It was a triple tragedy, one that survivors never get over.
Fight like a lion to get the help you need. This board is wonderful for the support it gives, and from people who are going through what you are going through.
Good luck to you!
> I read that 22 percent of people with social anxiety disorder are on welfare. I am panicking and planning suicide because my parents told me they can no longer support me. I am afraid to die, but living is more fearful. I never had a job and couldn't graduate from college 12 years ago. See my past history I posted in 2 message yesterday. For 5 years, I have known this day would come. Time is up