2 thoughts on ““Just Calm Down” And Other Non-Helpful Advice For Panickers

  • November 10, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    “Can I help you?” its the second question

    I guess people are just trying to be caring but is just not always helpful.

    I have a great video that show the story of a 2 Aussie and their journey. Its inpiring to me http://panicaway.net.au/video/

    Thanks
    Lisa x

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  • November 25, 2013 at 3:48 am

    I’ve definitely heard all of those things during a panic attack. Another one that bothers me is “Don’t worry, you’re not going to die..” Although I might be worried that I’m dying, I don’t need you to tell me that I’m not going to die. In fact, hearing you say the word “die” makes it seem more real and likely to happen. And I usually just respond with “how do you know I’m not dying?!” The most comforting and reassuring thing I can hear when I’m freaking out is “Everything is going to be okay, I’m here for you.” There’s just something about that phrase that sends a wave of peace over me.

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