Coping when panic attacks
Panic attacks are triggered by our flight-or-fight hormones going into overload. The thoughts and physical feelings caused by a panic attack can be very frightening and add to the fear you're experiencing.
This video explains exactly what's going on when a panic attack strikes and techniques for getting through one. It may also help you identify and cope with situations that trigger panic, as well as help you support someone you know through a panic attack.
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We're regularly searching the web for inspirational mental health resources that could make a positive difference to your life. From identifying the symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress and more, to finding ways to cope, here's what we'd like to share.
Have you been trying to 'stay strong'?
We need to talk about mental health: Why has society normalised the pressures that can make our minds ill? YouTuber Prince Ea talks about the debilitating constraint we can place upon ourselves to 'stay strong' and inspires lifestyle and mindset changes for better mental wellbeing.
We all encounter stress, but completing a task, a relaxing pursuit or time out can often relieve that pressure.
When stress builds up, though, it can have an impact upon both our mental health and physical wellbeing.
This video looks at how mental pressures can affect us physically and provides useful pointers to recognise the signs and help alleviate the symptoms.
Am I depressed?
Changes in our mood, outlook and the way we behave can be symptoms of depression, but this is not always easy to recognise or acknowledge.
In this animated video from the World Health Organisation, depression's a black dog that can become like your shadow. But there are ways of regaining control, if the black dog's something you live with.
Facing fears: anxiety
It's not always easy for people to understand anxiety or to explain how it can make you feel and affect your life and routines.
This video looks at 11 ways that anxiety can commonly affect people who live with this mental health condition and offers some ways you can help support them to cope in situations they may find challenging.