Hello chum :) You’re most correct, I did make that post, and at the request of lovely people like yourself I made a sequel on things that you could say. This can be found here. You’re a lovely friend for caring, and i’m sure this will resonate in anything you say or do to try and make your friend feel better. Please remember to take care of yourself as well! If you’re worrying about making it worse, the only thing I would say is that a lot of people with the best of intentions try to help anxious folk by trying to rationalise their worries. I would advise avoiding this and leaving it to the professionals, as in most cases people realise that their anxieties are in fact irrational and being told this does not usually help. All I can say is be there for him, and the most important thing is ask him what he needs!! No two people are the same so I can not definitively tell you what is good or bad to do. Heck, perhaps he wants you to tell him his worries are ludicrous! Best of luck to you and your friend, thank you for asking, and I wish you all the peace in the world. Let me know how you get on!!