Countless sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy with various therapists over the years coupled with taking the time to go through medication after medication until I finally landed on the one that has made worlds of difference without any unmanageable side effects (I’ve been on citalopram for almost a year now.) have allowed me to make massive strides toward breaking through a lot of stuff that’s been holding me back all my life. I don’t say this to toot my own horn. It’s just that it’s come to my attention through sources who will remain unnamed (ahem dad), that my mother refuses to seek treatment for her own mental health. Okay, so – we’re not doctors, and obviously a proper diagnosis from a licensed psychologist is in order. But based on my own experience I suspect a severe case of untreated Social Anxiety. I just hope that when you’re ready to move forward, you’ll go where the evidence leads you. I want you to be well.