That’s got to be the most common response I’ve ever received to having a panic attack and possibly the most frustrating. You think the clue would be in the terms “panic attack” or “anxiety attack”. There you are feeling under siege by your anxiety, quite literally under attack. The last thing you feel is under control of your emotions, much less the ability to just “calm down” just like that.
So often I find I get asked “How are you?” or “Are you ok?” and I’ll mostly just automatically respond with “I’m fine” or “I’m OK.”. And today I found myself asking….why? Why am I so afraid just to answer honestly? Is it a fear of being judged? That that person won’t want to talk… Continue reading To be OK or not to be OK?