Since I was really young, I've had this prob with being shy. I never thought much of it until it stopped me from doing lots of things like: going out, socialising, speaking up. I began to realise this was not normal and I got really depressed about it, I tried to ignore it over and over but it kept sticking in my mind. It stopped me getting a gf and making lots of friends. I did have loads of friends once but I moved house and I can't make new ones cos I'm too shy. People judge me on my shyness as "weird" and a "freak". This got me down and people would take the piss outa me about it. It's been going on 9yrs and I'm now at the point where I can't go outside the house on my own. I looked it up and realised I have social-anxiety. I did go to see someone about it my doctor for example and he passed me onto a therapy place for anxiety problems. Thing is, it didn't work and I left and tried to move on, but the problem still remains and I'm left in a lonely existance. I sometimes think of suicide stuff and get really upset, I never actually tried it though. I told my parents and they said: "you don't need medication, just take everything as it comes". That's ok just saying that, but I can't "take everything as it comes" cos I just walk away (I'm too scared). I'm gonna see someone about medication soon and I'm wondering if it's good idea to bring my parents with me or not to and arrange another time for them to come. I feel I need medication but I don't know how to approach the situation to my parents.