What Are the Best Social Anxiety Forums?

A List of Forums About SAD Worth Visiting

Social anxiety forums are places where those with social anxiety disorder can openly discuss issues and questions. Popular forums are a great place to connect with those who may have problems similar to yours. In addition, forums can be a place to learn from the experiences of others. Take a look around each of these forums and you will see that the social anxiety supportive community is alive, vibrant, and an interesting place to be.


Users can chat with each other at the SAS forum.
SAS support offers an online forum for users. Photo courtesy of SAS support

Social anxiety support (SAS) originally started as a set of message boards for those with social anxiety disorder to communicate with one another. In late 2008, the website changed hands and additional resources were added, such as literature about social anxiety disorder (SAD) and help finding treatment. However, the message board is still what SAS does best.



Users can chat online at Social Phobia World
The forum at Social Phobia World. Social Phobia World

Social Phobia World is a dedicated set of message boards for the discussion of social anxiety disorder. With over 10,000 members this forum tends to be constantly updated with new posts from members asking questions, looking for advice, or just wanting to share problems. The polls and hot topics on the home page are a great place to start.



Users chat with each other through the SA-UK discussion boards.
The discussion forum at SA-UK. SA-UK

SA-UK is an association dedicated to helping those with social anxiety disorder living in the United Kingdom. The SA-UK site message boards are just one part of this organization which offers general information about SAD, success stories, listings of self-help, social, and therapy groups and chat rooms as well. Although the SA-UK forum is not as bustling as some of the others on this list, there are still thousands of posts for you to browse. SA-UK is a great meeting place for those looking to connect with other SA sufferers in the UK.



Those in therapy can chat online at the SAI forum.
The forum at SAI. Social Anxiety Institute Forum

The Social Anxiety Institute founded by Thomas Richards, PhD offers treatment for social anxiety to individuals and groups through its therapy program and self-help offerings. Here you will find a discussion forum for those wishing to talk to others through the SAI Website.



Chat opportunities exist at Mental Health Forums.
The social anxiety forum at Mental Health Forums. Mental Health Forums

This forum is part of a larger network of anxiety forums and has many active postings from those with social anxiety looking to network or have their questions answered.



Users chat with each other at the Social Phobia Psych Forum.
The social phobia forum at Psych Forums. Psych Forums

This is another active forum dedicated to social anxiety within a larger umbrella network of mental health forums.


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