If I could make you un­der­stand one thing about anx­i­ety…

Glamour (South Africa) - - Life/Mental Health -

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“I feel like my friends get frus­trated when I con­stantly ask for re­as­sur­ance – but it’s be­cause I need their words to feel bet­ter. – Sharon Valen­tine, 20, PR and mar­ket­ing co­or­di­na­tor

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“Say­ing ‘don’t be silly’ wors­ens my anx­i­ety, be­cause you’re just un­der­lin­ing what the judge­men­tal voice in my head is al­ready say­ing.” – Leigh Wil­son, 32, ses­sion mu­si­cian

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“Please don’t pa­tro­n­ise peo­ple who have anx­i­ety. They’re not stupid, they sim­ply have parts of their brain that are mis­fir­ing.” – Carly Smith, 27, stay-at-home mother

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“A hug does won­ders. My boyfriend hugs me and tells me that noth­ing’s go­ing to hurt me. Laugh­ter also takes away a lot of anx­i­ety very quickly.” – Molly Daphne, 20, jour­nal­ism stu­dent

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