Supporting someone with anxiety

This article is jam-packed with great advice and stories from people who are living with anxiety.

The main message is - it’s not your job to fix them. If you see someone struggling the best thing you can do is listen.

The summary is this:

“Advice for making the conversation run as smoothly as it can:

  • Wait for a situation that naturally gives rise to conversation. It might be during a car trip or over a coffee at a cafe.
  • Invite conversation, but don't try to solve the other person's problems. "Don't put that pressure on yourself," Rick says.
  • Give priority to listening. Don't jump in to offer solutions immediately. It often leaves the other person feeling misunderstood.
  • Listen without judgement.
  • Ask what you can do to help.”



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