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Ways To Be Helpful During a Loved One's Panic Attack

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A list of ways someone can be helpful if their loved one is having a panic attack.


Ways To Be Helpful During a Loved One’s Panic Attack

  1. “Talk to me to help keep me grounded.”
  2. “Assist me to a safe spot.”
  3. “Don’t undermine my panic. Have empathy.”
  4. “Remind me that I’m safe and am going to be OK.”
  5. “Give me space but don’t leave completely.”
  6. “Remind me that this won’t last forever.”
  7. “Help me focus elsewhere. Show me things that aren’t threatening.”

What would you add?

Originally published: May 1, 2017
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