Anxiety disorder according to the World Health Organization, is the most common mental disorder with as many as 1 in 13 people globally suffering from it. The constant anxiety and panic attacks can severely disrupt a person’s life, making it extremely hard for them to accomplish even the simplest everyday tasks. However, most people who never had any mental health issues struggle to understand the weight of it all and the effect it has on the sufferer. The other side to this situation is that, many are left wondering how they suppose to act when someone close to them is suffering from a mental disorder.
Actress Kelsey Darragh who admitted to having panic attacks and an anxiety disorder shared an intimate list she wrote to her boyfriend. In order to help him understand her condition, she wrote down 15 things he can actually do to help her get through a panic attack.
Actress Kelsey Darragh admitted she suffers from panic attacks and an anxiety disorder recently
Darragh recently shared on Twitter a list she’d written for her boyfriend
She wrote down for him 15 things he can do to actually help her during a panic attack
I have panic & anxiety disorder. My boyfriend does not… but wants to understand it so he can help me
The list gave a real insight into the help he could give her that would offer her comfort and support
Darragh then asked her followers to share any ideas on what helps them get through a panic attack
The responses kept flooding in
More and more people wanted to share what helps them
The Twitter community fully embraced the idea
As a non sufferer it offered a great insight into what happens when people you love suffer panic attacks
Darragh has also worked on a collection of clothing to help support the cause
You can check out the Confidently Insecure store here