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Woman With Anxiety Makes A List For Her Boyfriend Of How To Deal With Her, And Everyone Needs To Read It
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Woman With Anxiety Makes A List For Her Boyfriend Of How To Deal With Her, And Everyone Needs To Read It

According to the World Health Organization, anxiety disorder is the most common mental illness, and as many as 1 in 13 people globally suffer from it. Constant anxiety and panic attacks can disrupt a person’s life, making it hard for them to accomplish even the simplest everyday tasks. However, most people who never had any mental health issues find it hard to understand the weight of these anxiety attacks. Furthermore, many are left wondering how they suppose to act when someone close to them has a mental breakdown

Actress Kelsey Darragh who admitted to having panic attacks and an anxiety disorder shared an intimate ‘to do’ list she wrote to her boyfriend. To help him understand her condition, she wrote down 15 things he can actually do to help her get dealing with stress and surviving through a panic attack. The list was highly appreciated and went viral. If you or someone close to you suffer from similar mental disorders, this is a must-read!

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Actress Kelsey Darragh suffers from panic attacks and an anxiety disorder

Image credits: Kelsey Darragh

She recently  shared a list she wrote for her boyfriend

Image credits: Kelsey Darragh

She wrote down 15 things he can actually do to help her get through a panic attack

Kelsey encouraged her followers to share what helps them get through panic attacks

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Mn gooze
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I use an abbreviated version of the Bene Gesserit litany-against-fear from the novel "Dune" by Frank Herbert. "I will not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. I will face my fear. I will let it pass through me. When the fear has gone, there shall be nothing. Only I will remain." Rinse and repeat till I'm calm again. Like a mantra

diane a
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I had bad panic attacks years ago - i found it helpful to read up and understand the actual physical processes that are going on in the body which result in panic attacks/severe anxiety. I found that knowledge made them much less scary and they would pass more quickly

diane a
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Whenever I feel the panic beginning to rise I remind myself "This isnt real - there's nothing to be afraid of, it's purely physical- a surge of adrenaline hormones in my body making me feel this way". Then I focus on looseniing the muscles in my upper body, as my lower arms/hands can go into spasm. and breathing slowly and deeply. I can usually stop an attack in it's tracks this way.

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is beautiful. i am going to ask my fiance to make this list for when she feels stressed out. it can change the world for someone to know they will be looked out for.

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Mn gooze
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I use an abbreviated version of the Bene Gesserit litany-against-fear from the novel "Dune" by Frank Herbert. "I will not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. I will face my fear. I will let it pass through me. When the fear has gone, there shall be nothing. Only I will remain." Rinse and repeat till I'm calm again. Like a mantra

diane a
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I had bad panic attacks years ago - i found it helpful to read up and understand the actual physical processes that are going on in the body which result in panic attacks/severe anxiety. I found that knowledge made them much less scary and they would pass more quickly

diane a
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Whenever I feel the panic beginning to rise I remind myself "This isnt real - there's nothing to be afraid of, it's purely physical- a surge of adrenaline hormones in my body making me feel this way". Then I focus on looseniing the muscles in my upper body, as my lower arms/hands can go into spasm. and breathing slowly and deeply. I can usually stop an attack in it's tracks this way.

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BREAK YOUr perceptions
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is beautiful. i am going to ask my fiance to make this list for when she feels stressed out. it can change the world for someone to know they will be looked out for.

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