While anxious feelings are a normal reaction to many of life’s experiences, they can be frightening, for both the individual and their loved ones.
When a person is feeling anxious, their thoughts tend to focus on the negative possibilities. They may be worrying about being judged by others, or they may feel as though their problem is not ‘worth mentioning’.
Being there for a friend is very important in helping them manage these feelings. As hard as it can be to know what to do, simply letting them know you are there is a massive help.
Learn more about the less obvious signs of anxiety.
While you may be worried about your friend, we understand that it can be difficult to know how to approach the situation. Before jumping into the conversation, check your mindset. They may be waiting for you to ask, but they may also be feeling vulnerable and defensive. Do your research first and try to remain open-minded. Whatever way they react, remember the reasons why you are…