20 Items Tagged

panic attack

How Yoga Helped Me Heal After I Was Sexually Assaulted

My journey wasn't easy, but it was worth it.

Mandy Martini
October 11 2016

I'm A Psychologist Who Struggled With Debilitating Panic Attacks. Here's How I Healed

"I tell this story because I want you to know that anybody can experience panic attacks or mental health struggles. Life happens."

Dr. Perpetua Neo
September 4 2016

5 Common Substances That Could Be Responsible For Your Panic Attacks

What "safe" substances could be exacerbating your anxiety?

Dr. Perpetua Neo
August 26 2016

Why You REALLY Get Panic Attacks + How To Make 'Em Stop

Give yourself permission to feel your feelings — all of them. Don't question whether they're worthy. Don't judge yourself as self-indulgent.

Dr. Leslie Carr
August 8 2016

A Psychologist's 5 Essential Tips For Stopping A Panic Attack

These might just be the only tips simple enough for us to ACTUALLY remember them next time we feel a panic attack coming on.

Dr. Perpetua Neo
July 27 2016

The One Thing You Should Do If You're Having A Panic Attack

Here's what you should do the next time you have a panic attack.

Light Watkins
July 11 2016

How To Recognize A Panic Attack + Stop It In Its Tracks

​Maybe you’ve felt it—the tightness in your chest, the thumping of your heart, the sweat breaking out on your temples. It’s not just ordinary...

Jamison Monroe
June 12 2016

The Fastest Way To Shut Down A Panic Attack—Anytime, Anywhere

Here's how to make your breath work for you when you're about to have a full-on freakout.

Dr. Leslie Carr
March 30 2016

What It's Really Like To Live With Severe Anxiety (From Someone Who's Been There)

While my friends and family enjoyed life’s simplest pleasures, I spent years frequently burdened by fear, hesitation, and uncertainty. My reservations...

Quentin Vennie
January 8 2016

A Guided Visualization To Help You Overcome Anxiety & Panic Attacks

My panic attacks started in my early 20s, and for years, I was unable to heal my chronic anxiety. As a child, I always felt like I had a heightened...

Jessica McKay
December 2 2015

Emma Stone Opens Up About Her Panic Attacks

Goofball Emma Stone seems like a woman without a worry in the world, but apparently, that's just what we see on the outside. Before all her success as...

Emi Boscamp
June 19 2015

I Had Agoraphobia For 30 Years. Here's How I Healed

Not all agoraphobics are so terrified of being in the outside world that they have to remain inside their dens. I should know. I was agoraphobic for...

Hal Mathew
October 9 2014

Why My Panic Disorder Was The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

Sitting in my graduate classroom on the Wilfrid Laurier University campus in Waterloo, Ontario, I had my first panic attack. It was 2:11 p.m. on a...

Charlene Richard
August 28 2014

3 Things My Panic Attacks Taught Me About Happiness

Being diagnosed with a mental health disorder was not something I had on my bucket list. My idea of adventure was jet skiing in the south of France or...

Quentin Vennie
July 23 2014

Why A Week In A Psychiatric Hospital Was A Gift

I can trace back my first panic attack to a week after my mom died in 2009. I decided I needed to get away after dropping everything in my life...

Michelle Bland
June 26 2013

How I Overcame My Crippling Anxiety

I would imagine everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. But have you ever had full blown panic attacks or had to go on antidepressants,...

Hayley Hobson
May 29 2013

Is Anxiety A Disorder Or Your Savior?

My experience with anxiety has been one of extreme emotional ups and downs, but sometimes the most painful experiences in life are the ones that force...

Amanda Rex
May 11 2013

Yoga Practice Helped Heal Me After An Abusive Relationship

I think there are defining moments in each of our lives. Moments that change us forever. Moments that challenge how we view the world, and how we view...

Amy Thomas
February 26 2013

Addictive Personality: How I Made It My Healthiest Trait

Over the years, studies have been conducted to examine the connection between addiction and genetics. Many of these studies have suggested there is no...

Quentin Vennie
February 23 2013

3 Ways to Face Your Fear And Do It Anyway

I had my first panic attack when I was about seven years old. My panic attacks didn’t last long, but they were fierce. And utterly frightening.

Lindsey Lewis
October 30 2012