So, what are the 10 things you should NEVER say to someone while suffering from anxiety?
Also, people with very good intentions can really make a problem when they try to help.
Here’s what to avoid and better suggestions.Let’s check out.
1.GET OVER IT
There are things that people living with it would like to know, beginning with the fact that it’s impossible to just get over it.According to licensed psychotherapist Amy Axtell, MA, of Tuscon, Arizona “Anxiety, like all mental health states, is personal and subjective”.
How we react to anxious friends, family, and acquaintances should be equally personal and subjective. But that reaction should never be dismissive. “Not only does saying get over it dismiss the sufferer’s experience, but it also ignores what may be the actual degree of severity”.
Instead, Axtell suggests leading with a sense of sincere interest. “Ask your friend or family member what they’re feeling. What’s triggering them? What do they normally do to find comfort?”
6.I’M STRESSED OUT TOO
8.YOU ARE MAKING YOUR OWN PROBLEMS
9.STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF:ANXIETY