Fast and Furious Activity and Shout Outs

Everything is happening very quickly now with the three new anxiety websites.  A big thank you needs to be sent to our interns and volunteers who keep putting all this together and doing all the small "errands" that you have to do to publish and maintain a website.  Thanks to Zach Brown for his more-than-helpful advice and his talents at adding additional functionality to the basic site.  Justin Bashore, Aaron O'Banion, and Tim Henry have also been instrumental in the progress we have made so far.  Special thanks to Matt Whitley, my practice manager, for constant positive reinforcement and motivation.  Each and every one of these people has been invaluable to the success of this endeavor.   

We are continuing to make progress on our projects -- all of which will help people with social anxiety.   

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The Social Anxiety Association

The Social Anxiety Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 to meet the growing needs of people with social anxiety.  The SAA became inactive for several years due to lack of resources.  We are in the process of re-doing our website, listing all active, structured CBT groups for social anxiety, and renewing all our licenses.  Major changes will be happening by the end of 2013.  We publish new web content -- concerning social anxiety -- almost daily on the site now.

The Social Anxiety Institute is the largest website on the internet about social anxiety disorder (social phobia). Therapy programs have run at the Institute full-time since 1994.  Major new help for overcoming social anxiety is under development and will be introduced in 2013. 

For treatment: Overcoming social anxiety: Step by Step   A structured guide to overcoming social anxiety (a "How to" guide to get over social anxiety).

The Anxiety Network explains and describes five major anxiety disorders.

Guidelines for listing social anxiety groups on this site.  We cannot officially endorse groups, so check them out thoroughly.  We ask that they be groups that are operating, have a definite leader, and are thoroughly structured.  Social anxiety therapy groups are very different than the groups that operate for other mental health conditions.