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Unread 10-18-2012, 08:46 AM   #4276
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Originally Posted by fullbleed View Post
Life still isn't giving any one in this house a break.

Not only has my flatmate gone blind but one of the other girls in the house is suffering from severe anxiety. She's just gotten over a bout of food poisoning/possible stomach bug and it's kickstarted her anxiety again.

Which means I have to console her and talk to her and I don't really know her that well, and I'm terrible at providing emotional comfort and support anyway. Because I'm not really human you see. And I have so much work to do for tomorrow now I really don't have the time for this, and that makes me feel terrible that I just want to get up run out of there.

I wish I could do more, I wish I knew how to help but I don't. If anyone has any advice on dealing with anxiety please give it.

Now I need to write all about violence in media, which is cheery...
I'm sorry to hear all that. :/ Well, I suffer from bouts of anxiety, and the best advice I can really give is to be calm and be there for her. If she has anything like an anxiety attack, just stay calm. One time I was having an anxiety attack and my friend freaked out, and it just made everything worse because I got even more freaked out.... yeah. It can be hard to know how to console someone, and what I usually do is just listen, and offer to be there for her when she needs to talk to someone. I hope this helps, and I hope all this stressful stuff gets better soon. @_@ Sounds like you've got a lot on your plate.

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