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Health Central - What to Say When Someone is Having an Anxiety Attack


Helping a Friend or Family Member
Eileen Bailey Aug 29, 2012 (updated Nov 19, 2014)

Suppose a friend or family member suffers from anxiety. You want to be supportive, you have learned how anxiety impacts their life, but you still don’t know what to say or do when an anxiety attack strikes. Here are some suggestions on what you can say to help. Remember, understanding and listening, without judgment, is the first step to helping someone through an anxiety or panic attack.

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