“Oh stop, it’s not that serious”.
” Relax, just stop thinking about it…”
“I don’t understand why that would make you anxious”.
“Seriously? That makes you anxious?”
People don’t understand how frustrating it is to suffer with anxiety or panic disorder. They don’t realize that our emotions are doubled, sometimes tripled. If a person feels a bit nervous, someone with anxiety would feel complete dismay. Our disorders are many times difficult to comprehend, but we try our best to push our feelings aside so we can go about life as normally as possible.
So next time someone is “freaking out” or having anxiety or s certain situation, try to be more understanding. Ask questions. “Why are you feeling this way?” “Do you understand why it’s making you feel this way?” “Is there anything I can do to help ease your mind?” Knowing someone is there to help while going through so many emotions, can be extremely beneficial. It’s great to know we have a support system to rely on ☺️.