If you're one of the 40 million people in the U.S. who suffers with anxiety, you probably already know which comments are helpful — and which are, to be blunt, you’d wish you’d never hear again. For those without anxiety, however, it's not always easy to know what to say. Most of the time, people just want to help.
Unfortunately, even a well-intentioned comment can make someone with anxiety feel worse. Here are eight things to never say to someone with anxiety, along with tips for ensuring your comments are positive and uplifting.