I saw this article and thought it was helpful. I’m not quite sure why they make it as though it’s only relevant to women, as I’m sure many men can understand these things as well, but I do think that they are important. Also, I thought the bottom portion of the webpage where it shows things you should never say to someone who struggles with anxiety was essential.
A few notes: I realize that when the article says ‘anxiety can be physical’ that they mean you can feel it throughout your body as if it’s a physical condition, but most of the times it is our minds that make our bodies feel that way. I think this is important to add because many of us confuse there being something physically wrong with us with our mind making us feel that way. However, it is true that others should understand that anxiety can cause how we physically feel. I hope the way I explained this makes sense. In addition, where the one person is holding up a sign saying that it’s not good to say that anxiety is all in our heads, that is true. When someone says this it makes us feel like we’re imagining these feelings or making them up, this simply isn’t true. At the same time, though, our anxiety does stem from our minds.
I think this article really raised some excellent points and if anyone has any other advice on how to help someone with anxiety or what they feel others need to try to understand, please feel free to comment!