So I was talking to a friend recently who suffers from panic attacks. I had many questions about how she deals with them, what she does to try and avoid having them, etc.
She said a couple of keys for her were trying to cut down stressors, getting exercise, even if it’s just walking with the dog, and being able to logically “talk” to herself when she feels one coming on.
Now one thing I’ve never had is panic attacks, so I found the conversation, short as it was, quite fascinating. I’ve certainly struggled with my share of mental health issues, and have my own tools to cope with them, so I was very curious to know what tools other people use to cope with their own issues.
In light of that, and the reason I bring this up, who else struggles with panic attacks? What do you do to cope?