Helping Your Friend Through Anxiety

Helping Your Friend Through Anxiety

Have someone in your life who suffers from anxiety? If so, check out the link below for seven ways you can help them get through it.

Offer Support: Sometimes, all we need is someone to listen to us. Have you ever had a bad day? Trick question! We all have. In life there will be those situations where you just don’t know what to say. What you can do is listen!

Encourage Them To Challenge Their Thoughts: Those with anxiety, often struggle with black and white thinking.

Here are a few questions you can ask that may help switch their mindset.

1) What’s the worst that can happen?

2) How likely is that outcome?

3) How can we turn this negative into a positive?

Ask Them What They Need: Everyone has different ways of coping with anxiety. You’re not a mind reader.You may not know what someone else needs unless you ask. The answer may surprise you.