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YouTube star prompts conversation about social anxieties

YouTube star prompts conversation about social anxieties
From BBC - April 11, 2018

Talking openly about social anxiety to people who have not experienced it can be really difficult, but a YouTube star was determined to start a conversation with her fans about it.

In her candid tweet, Jessie Paege described what it's like having social anxiety and that it's not just about staying indoors, watching Netflix and avoiding people.

Her tweet struck a chord with many people, prompting others to share their experiences of dealing with social anxiety and stress.

It has been retweeted more than 59,000 times with almost a thousand people sharing their stories and support.

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One user, Morgan Elaine, replied describing her anxiety as if she is "falling down the rabbit hole of endless 'what ifs' and scenarios for all the bad things that could happen".

Others talked about preferring to communicate via text rather than in person, or constantly replaying conversations in their heads.

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