social anxiety help
September 27, 2007 4:03 PM Subscribe
How can I help my teenage sister deal with her horrible social anxiety?
posted by logic vs love to Human Relations (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My 16-year-old sister has social anxiety pretty bad and feels like it's totally ruining her life and no one understands. I don't live with her, but I'd like to be able to help in some way, even if it's just pointing her to some good resources or buying her a book or whatnot. She'll be starting effexor soon, but ongoing therapy isn't really an option for her right now. Is there anything else that can help her? Or at least anything she can do to deal with the people (family included) who tell her just get over it already?