Tag: panic attack

Louise Gornall: Under Rose-Tainted Skies

Norah has agoraphobia and OCD. When groceries are left on the porch, she can’t step out to get them. Struggling to snag the bags with a stick, she meets Luke. He’s sweet and funny, and he just caught her fishing for groceries. Because of course he did. Norah can’t leave the house, but can she

Just Walk Away

It is totally acceptable to remove yourself from a stressful or uncomfortable situation before it triggers you. In fact, I recommend it. Few arguments are ever worth a panic attack–it won’t solve anything. Just get yourself out, go calm down. I have to do this at home sometimes. One of us will be overtired, the

In case of anxiety…

Anxiety attacks are terrifying. You can’t breathe, your heart is pounding, and the walls are closing in. You feel like you are going to die. Everyone around you is telling you to “just breathe” and “calm down” and if you could, you’d punch them in their smug faces. Short story, worst feeling ever. They are
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