Not All Wounds Are Visible!
The three precursors to “Anxiety” are stress, trauma or illness. When a person is having an anxiety episode most cases resolve in 5 to 30 minutes.
When anxiety rears its head, over a person they are very vulnerable, as they may not be able to help themselves depending on level or severity of the attack.The experience of an anxiety attack is very frightening and sometimes a person can feel like they can’t breath or feel they are dying. Moderate to severe cases may need medical intervention. The worst thing a standbyer can do is say “Just Get Over It!”
Others around them need to stay calm, understanding and compassionate . One way you can help someone experiencing an anxiety attack is to give the person water if they are willing to take sips, calmly tell them to slowly breath , hold their hand or offer comfort. Call the episode what it is “Anxiety.”
I’m bringing awareness and fighting back due to my own ongoing experience with Anxiety. I want my freedom back. Today I took a walk, first time in a year. 🐝
Love always 🌻🐝