Updated: Apr 23
The Millennial Londoner (Claire)
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Anxiety can be awful for anyone who experiences it, if gone untreated it can take hold of your everyday life and in some extreme cases, it can make you housebound. If you have anxiety you'll of had someone say this to you all too often, "you have nothing to be anxious about", "you just need to relax" or my personal favourite "you're being so dramatic there is nothing wrong with you". These are some of the worst things you can be told during a panic or anxiety attack when your emotions are heightened and your adrenaline is kicking in.
Over the years I've had so many people tell me how to handle anxiety when they hadn't experienced it themselves or had limited knowledge of it (very frustrating). I know people mean well but sometimes they just say the completely wrong things that just end up making you feel worse than if they had said nothing at all.
Here's a list of things NOT to say to someone with anxiety.