Hello, friends. In this Q&A episode, I answer two great questions that ask for advice on how best to help a school friend who you think is depressed, as well as questioning your gender identity and helping to navigate this personal journey.
Having anxiety is tough. It’s also hard to be on the sidelines when you care about someone with anxiety. The tricky thing is that often, strong anxiety actually makes it difficult for the anxious person to even know what they need from you. Anxiety can make you jump to conclusions and act in ways that you don’t want to act. So, it means the world to people that have anxiety when there are people in their life that are willing to make an effort and be a great support. In this post, I’m going to break down five great ways that you can be a great support to the people in your life that have anxiety.
As you probably know by now, we have been celebrating five years of Duff the Psych this month. So far we have given away over 1000 free books, dropped the price of the online course by $200, and did a fun celebratory live stream on Facebook.
Now, I’m excited to announce that we are doing a huge giveaway to say thank you for the support over these past few years! You guys are seriously the best. Here is what we will be giving away:
Anxiety is an exceptionally common mental health issue to struggle with. In this day and age, it is much less taboo to talk about anxiety on social media or during in-person conversations. I see people talking about tips and tricks to help manage anxiety symptoms all the time. A lot of techniques to help with anxiety are intuitive such as taking deep breaths or figuring out your problematic thinking patterns. However, as a psychologist that focuses on treating anxiety disorders, I also see a lot of mistakes. In this post, I’d like to walk you through a few common mistakes that could end up limiting your progress or even making your anxiety worse.
One of the coolest things that has popped up since I initially released Kick Anxiety’s Ass, a 10-week system to help you take your life back from anxiety, has been that people keep emailing me asking if there is a way to get a group discount for their book club, therapy group, or simply their interested family members. I’m happy to announce that I am now offering a scaling group discount on the course!