According to Lindsay Holmes, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, there are nearly 40 million American Adults who have anxiety. People who don't have anxiety may not fully understand the thoughts that go through the mind of someone who has anxiety. Anxiety is hard for the person who has it, and it can also take a toll on loved ones. One of the hardest things that the loved ones struggle with is what to say. Holmes says there are few helpful things you can say to someone who has anxiety.
- "Can you tell me more about your experience?"
- "I'm sorry you're going through that"
- "This is not your fault"
- "That must be really hard for you"
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