Helping Somebody with Panic Attacks (reblogged)

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(Just to note, everyone experiences a panic attack differently and some of these tips won’t work with everybody. These are basic tips on what most people find helpful.)

Okay, so if you’re here, you probably don’t understand a panic attack completely.

The typical panic attack feels like an overwhelming sensation taking over your body, leaving you feeling completely lost and out of control. In addition to this a lot of people experience tingling in the hands/feet, increased heart rate, nausea, and shaking. Usually these symptoms only last for around half an hour, but that can feel like the longest half an hour of your life if you struggle to calm yourself down.

Here are some tips on what to do if somebody you know is having a panic attack.

If you are there in person:

  • Be available. If they are clearly experiencing an attack, take 2 minutes to try to…

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