[hackerspaces] Please reach out

Mitch Altman maltman23 at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 21 20:47:34 CET 2011

> Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 14:44:33 -0500
> From: makerspace at rbean.users.panix.com
> To: discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
> Subject: Re: [hackerspaces] Please reach out
> >Short answer: The best thing to do to support someone who reaches out 
> >is listen.
> Also, the SSRI-type antidepressants are worth a try, they work well for
> some people (although apparently not everyone).
> My problem was social anxiety rather than depression (I was also
> depressed, but I could deal with that. It was the anxiety that was
> making life difficult). It's treated with the same antidepressants (and
> as a bonus, I'm not depressed anymore either).
> The Makerspace is what keeps me sane. I don't work in IT, and for many
> years I didn't know any other nerds. Now I know a whole bunch of people
> who "get it". I never had any social anxiety around these guys. This is one reason why hackerspaces are such wonderful communities.  :)   		 	   		  
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