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what not to say to someone with anxiety

Having been diagnosed with anxiety for a couple years now, i’ve come to realize that many individuals seem to brush off anxiety. Many individuals have said certain words to me that I have taken to heart and caused me to cut them out of my life. Cutting out people who don’t seem to understand the underlying processes of anxiety has been for the best. So with that, I encourage to y’all to consider whether or not certain individuals are meant to have a place in your life. Below are some things that I think shouldn’t be said to anyone with anxiety or even any mental illness.

  1. Its all in your head
  2. Get over it
  3. Calm down
  4. Others are suffering from something much worse than what you are going through
  5. You need to learn to push through
  6. Your overthinking it
  7. Theres nothing to worry about
  8. I don’t see why you are anxious
  9. Maybe you should stop thinking about it
  10. Stop stressing

For those of you who have ever said any of theses things to someone with anxiety, I encourage you to reconsider whaat you have said. These words that seem like nothing to you, acutally worsens the state that someone with anxiety is going through. Think before you speak.

-XOXO chana

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