Panic attacks often happen suddenly and can overwhelm you. We know that you may feel intense fear or anxiety while in the middle of a panic attack. You may sweat a lot, have a pounding heart, shake, and have a hard time breathing. We want you to know that you are not alone. We can give you mental health support to help you through those difficult moments during a panic attack.
We have found that deep breathing provides panic attack help. If you focus on your breathing and make sure that you take deep breaths in and release them slowly, you can regain control over your breathing.
Through our experience, we know that if you are able to recognise you are having a panic attack, that may help to calm you. When you are able to recognise it is a panic attack and not some other condition like a heart attack, you will know that you are not in a life-threatening situation. It is important to note that this will pass and you will be okay. This can help to reduce the fears you have, which may make the panic attack less severe.
If you are unsure of what it is, please call 999. Remember that mental health support is always available.
if you need panic attack help. Please don't hesitate to reach out; you don’t have to face it alone.
Find space to sit down, or drink some water as this will definitely help slow down the panic attack. After it passes, take it easy and don’t be too hard on yourself.