Anxiety is not trendy.
Anxiety is a real and terrifying thing a lot of people suffer from.
A lot suffer silently.
Use some empathy.
It annoys me SO much to hear people say "well everybody seems to have anxiety these days."
Don't invalidate someone's experience!!
No one chooses to have anxiety and no one pretends to.
We need to be more open about mental health and know we're all a little fucked up.
If you are unable to empathize with someone else's pain, please just listen and be thankful they've chosen to share it with you.
If you're going to be friends or date someone with a mental illness please make sure you can go through their highs and especially their lows.
It may not be easy to be friends or date someone who is at war with their own mind every day, but do them and yourself a favor and educate yourself on what they may need to help them fight their mental health.