Enlisting Friends and Family for Anxiety Support

 

Enlisting Friends and Family for Anxiety Support

 

Living with anxiety can leave people feeling isolated and alone due to the perceived lack of understanding and support available to them. Sufferers often desperately want to reach out to loved ones for anxiety support but have no idea how to do so. They fear that others will see them as weak or incompetent, or that they’ll be known as the “crazy” one in their circle of friends and family. They are often afraid that disclosing their situation will bring about social repercussions, or that they will suddenly be seen in a different light. Many anxiety sufferers worry that their loved ones just won’t “get it,” and rather than support for anxiety, they’ll only bring about more isolation.

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