For those who have never experienced a panic attack, or generalized anxiety, it is hard for them to comprehend what it feels like for you. While your loved ones know that it can at times be debilitating for you, they can’t comprehend exactly what is actually going on in your mind.
Explaining to a loved one can be difficult, at best. It can cause strain on your relationship. That is one reason why we offer marriage and family counseling. It is important that you have a good, solid support system that you know you can depend on. We want to help your loved ones understand how to help support you properly.
Keep in mind, anxiety is a serious mental illness. It affects 40 million adults in the U.S. As many as 1 in 10 young people suffer with an anxiety disorder. Children are also more likely to suffer from an anxiety disorder if their parents have an anxiety disorder.