I'm sure you've heard the Keith Whitley song "When You Say Nothing At All."

All day long I can hear people talking out loud
But when you hold me near you drown out the crowd
Old Mister Webster could never define
What's being said between your heart and mine

The flip side of those lyrics is more of a reality for most people in Wyoming.

Seeing someone you love feeling depressed or unmotivated is hard to handle. When someone is down in the dumps, knowing exactly what to say to make them feel better may be exactly what the Doctor ordered.

It is wild how saying a quick, encouraging phrase can help turn someone's day around and maybe what's needed to make a difference in their lives. A study done in February of 2023 shows that 31.5% of Wyoming adults suffered from anxiety and/or depressive disorder.

When you see someone struggling, having a couple of positive comments ready is a good idea. Preply surveyed Americans to determine the best phrases or words you could say to someone that will be the most impactful.

Human interaction is one of the best medicines you can receive. The study found that the most popular phrases people like to hear may be considered the most cliche and are the most powerful phrases, but it's all in how you use them.

Preply language expert Sylvia Johnson says it's not easy for everyone to give the support needed.

 Sharing words of support can be complex due to a variety of factors like intense emotions, vulnerability, socio-cultural norms, language proficiency, and the potential for misinterpretation. For instance, expressing affirmations like “I believe in your abilities” could be hindered by the fear of overstepping boundaries.


42% of people say they share words of support or encouragement daily, and these are the words/statements that are the best.

The Best Phrases Say To Someone Struggling In Wyoming

The phrases change a little when you're giving support to someone at home.

The Best Phrases Say To Someone Struggling In Wyoming

When showing support and encouragement at work, being positive is key.

The Best Phrases Say To Someone Struggling In Wyoming

A kind word and a smile may be all needed to make an impact.

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When that 5 o'clock feeling starts arriving early, say around 4 o'clock, it's probably time to call it quits for the day and take a little break. You can bring along co-workers or grab your friends and head to any of these places in the greater Lansing area. These 14 restaurants, bars, and pubs have the best happy hour around.

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