What to Say to a Friend with Anxiety Instead of ‘Don’t Stress’

what to say to a friend with anxiety

It can be tough to see a friend going through anxiety, but there are things you can say to help them out. Avoid saying things like ‘don’t stress’ or ‘it’s all in your head’, as these can make the situation worse. Instead, try to be supportive and understanding. Let your friend know that you’re there for them, and offer to help in any way you can.

Naomi Osaka on Mental Health – “it’s O.K. to not be O.K., and it’s O.K. to talk about it.”

Naomi Osaka by Peter Menzel

Naomi Osaka has written a powerful essay for Time about her mental health. In it she talks about her decision to withdraw from the French Open, taken some time off to prioritize her mental wellbeing. In a statement posted on social media the day she withdrew from Roland Garros, she had said – “I never … Read more

Learning how to Trust and Love after Adverse Childhood Experiences

Learning how to trust and love after adverse childhood experiences

When I was ten years old I met a little girl who was one year younger than I was. You know when they talk about love at first sight? Well, this was something similar. We looked at each other and recognized something in each other’s eyes. At that point in time we were both going … Read more