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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Pugle

What Not to Say to Someone With Anxiety (and What to Say Instead)

Even though you might not understand everything someone with anxiety is going through, you can provide reassurance and help ease their angst. But even with the best of intentions, it’s not uncommon to inadvertently say or do things that hurt more than help, says Joanne Frederick, a licensed mental health counselor in private practice in Washington, DC.


So, what shouldn’t you say to someone with anxiety — and, just as important, what can you say to be helpful? Experts advise avoiding these four phrases. Read more in Everyday Health.

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Michelle Pugle, MA

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