I have a close friend that I grew up with that has begun to show signs of radicalizing in his religion. I do not share this religion but we are close friends. He has many friends, very educated, a steady girlfriend, and is generally well liked. I am used to helping people with depression, but this is new for me.
I feel that this might be something that I will encounter for the rest of my life, so I would like to prepare more for it.
How might I go through the process of talking him through this?
At the core, I feel that this stems from unresolved anxiety. So I was planning on forming my approach on this. I see having an open discussion as a way of starting the process of talking him out of it.