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Home > Medical Services > Employee Assistance Program (EAP) > Employee Resources & Support > EAP Educational Articles > How to Cope with Your Social Anxiety
When attending social gatherings, do you feel anxious about talking to others, very self-conscious and wish you weren’t there? You may have social anxiety.
What are the common symptoms of having social anxiety?
If you have social anxiety, you may feel these symptoms when in social situations:
How do you cope with social anxiety?
If you think you have social anxiety and are worried about it advancing, learn how to cope with it as you receive treatment. To help your social anxiety, try:
Your social anxiety may be minor, or it may be severe, but it’s important that you don’t ignore your feelings and symptoms. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 7% of Americans are affected by social anxiety disorder; you are not alone.
If you want to talk with a counselor about your social anxiety, please contact Mercy EAP at (319) 398-6694 to schedule a video, phone or in-person appointment.