Fear is a natural feeling, so when a friend is starting to feel afraid, do your best to help them. Ask them what has them feeling so scared so you can start trying to help them feel better. Depending on what the person is afraid of will determine how easy it will be to calm them. If it is a simple fear, calm them down and let them know that what they are afraid of won’t hurt them. If they had just gone through something traumatic, let them know that you are there to help them so that they can feel comforted and slowly stop being afraid.
Phrases rating for situation when someone is afraid. Copy and Paste!
I might not understand what you’re going through, but I’m always here for you to talk to me if you need to
You’re not alone
I’m always here if you need to talk
What can I do to help right now?
Do you want me to come over?
I love you, no matter what
You’re allowed to feel anxious, even if you don’t know why
I’ll stay with you for as long as you need me
Let me know if there’s something specific I can do
I love you and I am always here for you, no matter what’s going on
It’s okay that you feel this way
Your feelings are valid
Are you looking for advice or would you rather I just listen?
Would it help if I just sat here with you?
Your worries are not silly
Let me know if you just want me to be with you, even if I can’t do anything specifically helpful
Let's sort through this together
You can always talk to me
There's a cup of tea waiting for you at home
Are you OK?
Take your time
Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday
Everyone gets stressed sometimes—that's ok
Let’s go somewhere quiet
You don’t need to explain yourself to anyone, including me
Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength
How can I help?
I know you can't control it
Worrying is like praying for what you don’t want
Why worry if you have done the very best you can. Worrying won’t make it any better
Focus on the positives and soon the negatives will disappear
This feeling will pass
Worrying is literally betting against yourself
Worrying will never change the outcome
Don’t worry just care and be prepared
Be a warrior, not a worrier
There’s no reason to panic
99% of the things you worry about will never happe.
Just stop worrying and you’ll feel so much better
What to say when someone is going through hard times?