Showing kindness to people who experience panic attacks

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Hey, friends!

Today, I want to talk about something that’s really important to me – showing kindness to people who experience panic attacks.

If you know someone who has panic attacks, it can be really hard to know how to help. Panic attacks are incredibly scary and overwhelming, and it can be difficult for the person experiencing them to communicate their needs.

That’s why it’s so important to be patient and understanding when someone you know is having a panic attack. Here are a few things you can do to show kindness and support:

  • Stay calm and present. Panic attacks can be incredibly distressing for everyone involved, but it’s important to remain calm and present. Be a comforting presence for the person experiencing the attack, and let them know that you’re there for them.
  • Listen without judgment. Sometimes, all a person needs during a panic attack is someone to listen to them without judgment. Be a good listener, and let the person know that their feelings are valid and important.
  • Help them feel safe. If the person is comfortable with physical touch, offer a hug or a hand to hold. If they’re not, respect their boundaries and find other ways to help them feel safe and supported.
  • Offer practical help. If the person is having trouble breathing or needs help calming down, offer practical help like breathing exercises or a glass of water. Be proactive, but also take your cues from the person experiencing the attack.

At the end of the day, showing kindness to people who experience panic attacks is all about being patient, understanding, and supportive. If you know someone who experiences panic attacks, let them know that you’re there for them and that you care. It can make all the difference in the world.

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