11 Things People With Anxiety Want You To Know

Things People with Anxiety Want You Know

6. Finding the right therapist who is both effective and covered under your health insurance can be such a daunting and difficult task that many people give up on getting help.

Finding the right therapist

While mental health is partially covered, it’s hard for people without health insurance or who cannot afford co-pays to make their mental health a priority.

7. A lot of people who have anxiety also suffer from depression.

anxiety and  depression.

The two exhausting, debilitating struggles can come hand in hand. Nearly one-half of people who are diagnosed with depression also have an anxiety disorder.

Related: Music Therapy for depression – how can it heal you?

8. Requests we make that might make us seem uptight are actually things that make us feel safe.

requests we make

Like if we ask who’s going to be at the party you invited us to or if we want to make an exact plan rather than ~winging~ it. Uncertainty and open-endedness can exacerbate anxiety, so details that seem insignificant are actually huge help.

9. Anxiety can make you question relationships completely irrationally, so please don’t take it personally if we express doubts sometimes.

people with anxiety

Having anxiety can mean anything from questioning if your friend actually wants you to go to the movies, to wondering if you’re really loved. So reminding us that we’re important to you might seem like it’s obvious…but it’s super important.

10. Anxiety doesn’t need a reason.

Anxiety doesn’t need a reason

People with anxiety and panic attacks can have a pinpointed cause (like a job interview, exam, or breakup) or they can occur essentially out of thin air. Having anxiety means you might not always be able to understand why you feel the way you do.

11. Suffering from anxiety doesn’t make you weak, and it doesn’t make you damaged goods.

Suffering from anxiety doesn’t make you weak

Having anxiety, or any mental illness, doesn’t make you any “less” of a person. It just makes you.

All this week, we’re talking about mental health. If you enjoyed this post, share it with your friends and let us know your thoughts in the comments. 

11 Things People With Anxiety Want You To Know
11 Things People With Anxiety Want You To Know
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11 Things People With Anxiety Want You To Know

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    1. Thank you so much Danielle for your comment. I’m glad that you found the post helpful. Hope you are safe and well.

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