Social Anxiety Support Chat was started in June 2007 with the goal of providing those who suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder with a friendly environment to chat with other similarly affected people. The topic of the chat room is wide open and is not strictly limited to discussions on Social Anxiety Disorder, though discussions on Social Anxiety Disorder are perfectly acceptable. The support element of the site is represented in the form of the conversations had and the relationships made with other chatters as opposed to any clinical advice that could be given. There exists no one in the chat room that has any professional psychological or psychiatric training and all opinions expressed on Social Anxiety Disorder are strictly from personal experience. Ultimately, the purpose of Social Anxiety Support Chat is to provide a laid back atmosphere where people from all over the world can come and hang out to temporarily escape the difficulties that are associated with suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder.


Social Anxiety Support Chat is a global chat room which has about half of its users from the United States and half from the rest of the world. In the past there have been users from Spain, Canada, Ecuador, Israel, India, Latvia, Singapore, Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand, and Russia as well as all over the United States. The age range of the chat room is in between 1
8 and 52 years old with the majority of users falling in between 20 and 35 years old. The gender breakdown is about a 50/50 split. New users from all different walks of life are always welcome in Social Anxiety Support Chat.


The main rule in Social Anxiety Support Chat is to be respectful of others. This includes: no spamming, no fighting, no harassing, and no posting inappropriate links. There is no language filter in the chat room due to the belief that mature adults should be able to speak without limitation, however foul language is not allowed in usernames. Friendly debate is allowed as long as it's not of the personal or attacking nature. If you're experiencing a suicide crisis it's best to call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK as Social Anxiety Support Chat is not equipped to handle this type of situation. For any questions regarding the rules please e-mail