Socially Phobic

Why does this blog exist?

To the best of my recollection, I was first diagnosed with clinical depression at age 18 after struggling for many years. Around 2001, I  believe that anxiety became my primary problem. I was first diagnosed as being socially phobic last summer. My current diagnosis is of social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, and a mood disorder NOS. I have been on and off at least 15 different psychotropic medications over the course of many years.

This blog is here for me to tell my story about the ways that mental illness has affected my life and my ongoing struggle to find health and peace within myself. This blog is also here to contribute to my ongoing goal of reducing the stigma of mental illness in society.



  1. I am glad to come across another blogger brave enough to face their mental illness and work towards reducing the stigma by showing we are people, with feelings.

    Comment by Jackal — March 30, 2007 @ 3:09 pm

  2. Thank you, Jackal. Your support means so much to me!

    Comment by iamscared — March 30, 2007 @ 3:42 pm

  3. I’m new to this blog, I found this accidently. But I definately will come back again.

    Comment by DSvT — April 11, 2007 @ 10:27 am

  4. Thank you for stopping by, DSvT. It’s always nice to have new visitors!

    Comment by iambrave — April 11, 2007 @ 11:27 am

  5. A blog is a great way of getting it out there and I believe releasing any shame you may have been feeling about this. Sharing your thoughts can help yourself and others too. Good on yer!

    Comment by Steve Harold- London Hypnotherapist — September 7, 2007 @ 5:46 am

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