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perspicious:

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
    
  1. Stay with us and keep calm.
    The last thing we need when we’re panicking, is to have someone else panicking with us.

  2. Offer medicine if we usually take it during an attack.
    You might have to ask whether or not we take medicine- heck, some might not; but please, ask. It really helps.

  3. Move us to a quiet place.
    We need time to think, to breathe. Being surrounded by people isn’t going to help.

  4. Don’t make assumptions about what we need. Ask.
    We’ll tell you what we need. Sometimes; you may have to ask- but never assume.

  5. Speak to us in short, simple sentences.

  6. Be predictable. Avoid surprises.

  7. Help slow our breathing by breathing us or by counting slowly to 10.
    As odd as it sounds, it works.
                                                                                                                 
WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T DO:

1. Say, “You have nothing to be panicked about.”
We know. We know. We know. And because we know we have nothing to be panicked about, we panic even more. When I realize that my anxiety is unfounded, I panic even more because then I feel like I’m not in touch with reality. It’s unsettling. Scary.

Most of the time, a panic attack is irrational. Sometimes they stem from circumstances — a certain couch triggers a bad memory or being on an airplane makes you claustrophobic or a break up causes you to flip your lid — but mostly, the reasons I’m panicking are complex, hard to articulate or simply, unknown. I could tell myself all day that I have no reason to be having a panic attack and I would still be panicking. Sometimes, because I’m a perfectionist, I become even more overwhelmed when I think my behaviour is “unacceptable” (as I often believe it is when I’m panicking). I know it’s all in my mind, but my mind can be a pretty dark and scary place when it gets going.

Alternate suggestion: Say, “I understand you’re upset. It is okay. You have a right to be upset and I am here to help.”


2. Say, “Calm down.”
This reminds me of a MadTV sketch where Bob Newhart plays a therapist who tells his patients to simply “Stop it!” whenever they express anxiety or fear. As a sketch, it’s funny. In real life, it’s one of the worst things you can do to someone having a panic attack. When someone tells me to “stop panicking” or to “calm down,” I just think, “Oh, okay. I haven’t tried that one. Hold on, let me get out a pen and paper and jot that down, you jerk.

Instead of taking action so that they do relax, simply telling a panicking person to “calm down” or “stop it” does nothing. No-thing.

Alternate suggestion: The best thing to do is to listen and support. In order to calm them down without the generalities, counting helps.


3. Say, “I’m just going to leave you alone for a minute.”
Being left alone while panicking makes my heart race even harder. The last thing I want is to be left by myself with my troubled brain. Many of my panic attacks spark from over-thinking and it’s helpful to have another person with me, not only for medical reasons (in case I pass out or need water) but also it’s helpful to have another person around to force me to think about something other than the noise in my head.

Alternate suggestion: It sometimes helps me if the person I’m with distracts me by telling me a story or sings to me. I need to get out of my own head and think about something other than my own panic.


4. Say, “You’re overreacting.”
Here’s the thing: I’m not. Panic attacks might be in my head, but I’m in actual physical pain. If you’d cut open your leg, no one would be telling you you’re overreacting. It’s a common trope in mental health to diminish the feelings or experience of someone suffering from anxiety or panic because there’s no visible physical ailment and because there’s no discernible reason for the person to be having such a strong fear reaction.

The worst thing you can tell someone who is panicking is that they are overreacting.

Alternate suggestion: Treat a panic attack like any other medical emergency. Listen to what the person is telling you. Get them water if they need it. It helps me if someone rubs my back a little. If you’re in over your head, don’t hesitate to call 911 (or whatever the emergency services number is where you are). But please, take the person seriously. Mental health deserves the same respect as physical health.


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ellejb0521:

  • Look at them when you speak— almost all hearing-impaired people read lips. Don’t lean into their ear when you talk— they need to see your lips.
  • Speak in a normal voice and articulate as clearly as possible. Shouting won’t help.
  • If the hearing-impaired person says “What?”…

hanbeonmark:

youve never experienced true heartbreak until you watch episode 2 of shut up flower boy band

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ohmymyeolchi:

Time for another giveaway! I was going to wait until 7jib came out, but that could be a while so why not just do another a little earlier. This one has a bit more than I usually do, so please read the rules to help it go as smoothly as possible.
Prizes:
1st winner:

All about Super Junior “Treasure Within Us” (DVD)
All About Super Junior DVD Preview
Henry’s Fantastic album
Donghae & Eunhyuk’s Skeleton album

2nd winner

All About Super Junior DVD Preview
Henry’s Fantastic album
Donghae & Eunhyuk’s Skeleton albums

Rules:
Likes and reblogs count.
No giveaway blogs. I’ll check.
You do not have to be following me. 
As always, this giveaway is international
Your ask box must be open! If i can’t contact you within 48 hours, I will pick a different winner. I will message you several times over that time.
You have to be comfortable with giving me your email and address. I have had previous issues with asks going through and that only causes problems, so emailing is best.
All the entries will be numbered and the winner will be selected through a random number generator
Giveaway ends August 19, 2014 11:59 pm PST
Don’t be afraid to ask if you have any questions!

ohmymyeolchi:

Time for another giveaway! I was going to wait until 7jib came out, but that could be a while so why not just do another a little earlier. This one has a bit more than I usually do, so please read the rules to help it go as smoothly as possible.

Prizes:

  • 1st winner:

All about Super Junior “Treasure Within Us” (DVD)

All About Super Junior DVD Preview

Henry’s Fantastic album

Donghae & Eunhyuk’s Skeleton album

  • 2nd winner

All About Super Junior DVD Preview

Henry’s Fantastic album

Donghae & Eunhyuk’s Skeleton albums

Rules:

  • Likes and reblogs count.
  • No giveaway blogs. I’ll check.
  • You do not have to be following me. 
  • As always, this giveaway is international
  • Your ask box must be open! If i can’t contact you within 48 hours, I will pick a different winner. I will message you several times over that time.
  • You have to be comfortable with giving me your email and address. I have had previous issues with asks going through and that only causes problems, so emailing is best.
  • All the entries will be numbered and the winner will be selected through a random number generator
  • Giveaway ends August 19, 2014 11:59 pm PST

Don’t be afraid to ask if you have any questions!

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japhers:

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invisicanada:

About three things I was absolutely positive. First, I had a pokemon. Second, there was a part of me - and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be - that wanted to be the very best, like no one ever was. Third, Gary Oak was unconditionally and irrevocably a douchenozzle.

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How old are you? 

“ten”

How long have you been ten?

“…”

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TEN

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TEN

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
your fav childhood memory?
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Not paying bills

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zwampert:

I consider watching this episode for the first time, one of the most important moments of my entire life.

… These aren’t even from that episode. It’s from a present one where the scene was remade.

And this matters because?

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