How to help somebody with Anxiety

I have a friend who gets awful Anxiety attacks very often. Evertime they try something new or do something they don't like they seize up and aren't themselves. Whenever I am with them when this happens, I just tell them that it won't be forever and that it is always worse before you do it. It seems to help a little bit but they still don't become theirself again. Any more things I can do/say to help them become their normal self when this happens?

chloe_smith's picture

Talk them through their thoughts, it may be kind of awkward at first, but it will help them a lot.

SequoyahB's picture

Try your best to talk them down, talk about what the problem was how to deal with it, them just have a casual conversation to bring them down