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11 Things People With Anxiety Want You To Know

It doesn't make you weak, and it doesn't make you damaged goods.

1. The symptoms of anxiety are not just internal — they're physical, too.

2. ...but internal symptoms are just as debilitating.

3. There are several different types of anxiety — and even those can manifest in different ways.

4. We cancel plans last minute not because we're jerks, but because some days we wake up and can't imagine leaving the house.

5. Meditation and relaxation techniques do not work for everyone.

6. Finding the right therapist who is both effective and covered under your health insurance can be such a daunting and difficult task that many people give up on getting help.

7. A lot of people who have anxiety also suffer from depression.

8. Requests we make that might make us seem uptight are actually things that make us feel safe.

9. Anxiety can make you question relationships completely irrationally, so please don't take it personally if we express doubts sometimes.

10. Anxiety doesn’t need a reason.

11. Suffering from anxiety doesn’t make you weak, and it doesn’t make you damaged goods.

To learn more about depression and anxiety, check out the resources at the National Institute of Mental Health here and here.

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