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Watch This If You're Experiencing Anxiety for the First Time

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Our community with lived experience shares advice and tips for experiencing anxiety the first time.


Watch This If You’re Experiencing Anxiety for the First Time

“This is OK. You are OK. You are safe, you are loved, you are real.”

“It’s not forever. It feels like it will be, but it won’t be. There are things we can do and people out there who can help.”

“Feel it and accept it. I find things that keep my hands busy are helpful. Right now there is a lot to be anxious about, and that’s OK.”

“Hang in there. It will ebb and flow like the tide. Trust your heart, not your head.”

“Feelings suck, but it’s OK to feel them. Sometimes we have to process feelings so they no longer have power over us.”

“It may feel like you’re dying, but you aren’t. You aren’t alone in this.”

“I know it’s scary but you will get through this. You are stronger than your anxiety.”

Feeling anxiety for the first time can be scary.

Please reach out to your loved ones about ways they can support you during this time, and if you know someone with it, offering to FaceTime or asking how you can best support them can be helpful.

You can also find community online, as well as practical tips to help you get through it.

A Mighty Group is a great place to start. Download our app to join a group, connect with others and find support.

Originally published: May 21, 2020
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