21 Texts to Send People With Anxiety When They Need It Most

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When you’re having a rough moment, a rough hour or an entire anxiety-ridden day, one friendly reminder may help turn it all around, or at least remind you that you’re not alone. To find out what people who live with anxiety need to hear in tough moments, we asked our Mighty readers who live with anxiety to tell us one text message they’d love to receive when they’re feeling overwhelmed.

If you have a friend or loved one who lives with anxiety, this may be exactly what they need to hear right now: 

1. “I’m always here for you if you need to talk.”

 

A text that reads: "I'm always here for you if you need to talk."

2. “How can I help?” 

A text that reads: "How can I help?"

3. “Just wanted to let you know you’re not alone in this.”

A text that reads, "Just wanted to let you know you're not alone in this."

4. “Thinking of you.”

A text that reads: "Thinking of you."

5. “I believe in you. You can and will get through this.” 

A text that reads: "I believe in you. You can and will get through this."
6. “You won’t feel this way forever. I promise.” 

Text that reads: "You won't feel this way forever. I promise."

7. “I love you…anxiety and all.”

A text that reads: "I love you...anxiety and all."

8. “Want me to come over and hang out?”

A text that reads: "Want me to come over and hang out?"

9. “It’s not your fault.”

A text that reads: "It's not your fault."

10. “You are and will always be enough.”

A text that reads: "You are and will always be enough."

11. “I’m bringing dinner.”

A text that reads: "I'm bringing dinner."

12. “I’ll always be there for you.”

A text that reads: "I will always be there for you."

13. “You’re safe.”

A text that reads: "You're safe."

14. “Remember to take a break!” 

A text that reads: "Remember to take a break!" with a smiley emoji.

15. “You’re not imagining this.”

A text that reads: "You're not imagining this."

16. “There’s a Netflix episode and a delicious meal waiting for you at home.”

A text that reads: "There's a Netflix episode and a delicious meal waiting for you at home."

17. “Do you need a break?”

A text that reads: "Do you need a break?"

18. “Take your time to feel OK. The universe will wait for you.”

A text that reads: "Take your time to feel OK. The universe will wait for you."

19. “No matter what, know I love you regardless.”

A text that reads: "No matter what, know that I love you regardless."

20. “You are and will always be enough.”

A text that reads: "You are and will always be enough."

21. “You are stronger than anything you are afraid of.”

A text that reads: "You are stronger than anything you are afraid of."

Related: 26 Pieces of Advice That Have Actually Helped People With Mental Illness


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