Self Help

I am going to start a little section called Self Help. This is due to me having really bad anxiety and panic attacks as well as developed depression because of my anxiety. I know a lot of people also struggle with this so I’ll tell you a little bit about my struggles and how I am trying to overcome them by encouraging myself.

Since I started college I noticed that something just wasn’t right. I was anxious all the time, not just the normal anxious you get before a test, I would have panic attacks. At the time I just thought it was nothing and just to ignore them and they would just go away. They didn’t. Over time they have gotten to the point where I black out, I can’t remember anything that happens, and I hyperventilate to the point where I almost pass out. Since Sophomore year of college I have been on medication for my anxiety and panic attacks and let me tell you, they are scary and I want to get off of the medication as soon as possible but I have to learn how to control my anxiety and panic attacks first.

I decided to start this section because I have already been to the emergency room twice for my panic attacks and depression and I am taking a stand and I want to help others who are going through something like me. Let me tell you, it’s not fun.

So here goes the first thing to help myself and you this week. Remember to keep this in mind all the time and hopefully it helps at least a little bit.

Keep an open mind. Not everything is the end of the world. If something bad happens just remember to breathe through it. Remember, inhale for 6 seconds, hold for 7 seconds, and exhale for 8 seconds. If you can’t hold it that long then shorten the time.

Check back tomorrow for another helpful tip

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