In this episode of True Life: I Have Social Anxiety is a story that focuses on two people who suffer from social anxiety. You have Nonie who is 21 years old lives with parents and never wants to leave the house and when she does she feels sick when she comes in contact with people. Attention makes her nervous and she feels that people are disgusted with her. Started college and couldn’t finish because she is too nervous to even go to class and just the thought of it gives her a panic attack. She doesn’t really leave the house until the evening because she feels like people cannot see her as much. She wants to cry when she is out in public. On the other hand, Scott wants to talk to a girl but he has a difficult time doing so he is so focused on how they view him. He lives and works from his parents’ home and he does not like to leave the house. His case was different because he was normal until he got bullied in the 6th grade and the situation took a toll on him and his fear worsened with time. He does therapy with meditation and music which is supposed to help lower anxiety. They both understand that social anxiety is ruining their life and they want to get over it so they both seek out help. It shocks me on how much being out in public scares them.
Scott is very willing to seek help while Nonie is terrible on the other hand to still go out in public. He knows his problem and he is handling the situation head on. With doing so he is able to talk to attractive females, he is overcoming his anxiety. Scott is making progress in his life and he feels so great about himself that he never wants to go back to how he used to be.
Nonie is very scared and she turns for medicine to help her with her anxiety. She doesn’t take her anxiety head on and she relies on something else to help her. She feels as if she will never get over it, but she hopes that one day can cope with it. She eventually stopped taking the medicine and her anxiety returned but she is still terrified to get help.