How to ask a friend for help?

Hi all, so I’ve been struggling with some anxiety lately that seems to be getting more severe with each day and I really just want to talk to a friend about it but I’m not sure if that would be rude to put that on a friend. Is it alright to vent to a friend? If so, how do I start that conversation

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That's what friends are for. Ask in the same way you are asking us.