May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so I have decided to reblog a post I wrote about a year ago about how I deal with panic attacks. I wrote this when I was in an extremely difficult point mentally, and it was very difficult to write, and is still very difficult to share. But I think it’s important to share posts like these to raise awareness and ultimately break the stigma attached to mental illness.
TW: Panic attacks and anxiety
This post is going to be quite personal to me, and to be honest, quite difficult to write. But it’s not something that people talk about, as it can be very scary and at times very embarrassing (although it shouldn’t be). But I think it’s something that should be talked about. Panic attacks are extremely common, yet people don’t understand them-including a lot of sufferers themselves. Panic attacks come in all different shapes and sizes, sometimes you can’t see when someone is having one and sometimes it is extremely obvious. They can also happen at any time of the day and for any reason. There is no one form of panic attack, and every type can be terrifying for both the sufferer and the people around them at the time. And that’s why I have decided to write this; to help people understand more about…
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