#EndTheStigma: Writing Down My Panic Attacks

Hi there flowers 🌸 Welcome back to another blog post! (Or if you are new here, hi! My name is Sadie and I’m the lovely wallflower that runs this blog)

🌻 Today I wanted to share with you all a coping mechanism. I don’t know what it is but I’ve been so incredibly anxious these past couple days. I’ve been having panic attacks for two days straight so far. Here are some notes from them.

February 1st 2018 8:00 PM: I can feel it. My chest getting tighter and tighter. My throat feels like it’s closing. A burning feeling. I feel like I’m dying..

February 2nd 2018 1:15 PM: I just want to get this homework done. Is college stressing me out? It feels like someone is suffocating me. My breaths are shallow. My brain is jumbled with thoughts. I don’t know how to cope..

It’s such a horrible thing to hear that people with mental health are judged or called “weak”. People will never understand what you’re going through unless they’ve been in your place. I don’t claim to know a lot about any mental health but my own.

🌻 Simply, I want to offer a coping mechanism for people who have days that are worse than usual, or maybe have days like mine. All you have to do is breathe in for 4 counts, hold your breath for 7 counts, and exhale all the way (or for 8 counts). It’s a simple technique to allow your mind and body to recenter to the present moment.

🌻 I hope this post has helped somebody today. Know that you’re not alone. Suffering from mental health doesn’t mean you’re weak. In fact, it means you kick ass because you’re battling so much more than life everyday.

Together we can all find the light at the end of the tunnel. πŸ’œ

That’s all for this blog post. Thank you so much for taking the time to read. A simple like, reblog, or comment can help spread this to others and let them know they aren’t alone. 🌸