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As a freshman, these are a few specific resources that I personally use and highly recommend.
I am big on watching YouTube videos to help me figure things out. I love watching Katherine's videos because they are informative, realistic, and relevant. She, like many of us, was once a nervous freshman, but she's worked through her freshman year and is now able to share her experience and expertise with us. Below I've provided a few of the videos of hers that I found most helpful, but be sure to check out her channel here!
While I would be more than happy to chat with you, I do not know everything and I am not available 24/7. The listeners at 7 Cups of Tea are available 24/7 and are great to vent to about any anxieties you may have. They are also generally very knowledgeable on a wide variety of mental health and well-being topics such as depression, managing emotions, a variety of types of stress, and so much more. Click here to be redirected to their website.
I also use many generic resources that may be useful to you as a shy freshman.
Prior to your first day of college, I highly recommend researching the clubs and organizations that are present on your college's campus. Campus organizations are a great way to make friends and find a group of people that share a common interest. It is always great to know at least a little about these organizations before starting college, but there should also be an opportunity for you to get to know some of the clubs during your college's welcome week.
Student Support Resources on Campus
Your college should have a flurry of resources available to you, many academic, some health related, but also quite a few meant to support and advise students. There may be people that you can talk to or websites that can guide you thorough social, mental, or emotional stresses and anxieties.