The Scariest Part of Panic Attacks

Hi Everyone!

Months ago I wrote a blog post about my most terrifying symptoms of panic attacks.

I’m a contributor to the website, The Mighty. Today they published a version of my post. You can see it here:

Take care,



25 thoughts on “The Scariest Part of Panic Attacks

      • And yours to me! Even though our mental illnesses are different, you share a consistent and compassionate message that recovery is possible. Volunteering is something that does not come easily to me, and I like that reading about your activities for NAMI and on behalf of mental health awareness sort of challenges me and reminds me of the importance of working to break past my comfort zone. Thank you!

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      • Thank you! Volunteering, and also attending NAMI classes, is different for me and a little intimidating. But I’m getting so much out of it. I wouldn’t have been ready to do this a year ago. And yes, that’s the message I want people to hear… that recovery is possible. There is hope, and we’re not alone! Have a lovely weekend πŸ™‚


  1. Panic attacks are more common than people think, especially for people who suffer from them, and writing about your anxieties help the one suffering as well as others. I listened to an interview today with a guitarist from Wilco and learned that Jeff Tweedy suffers from stage fright and panic attacks. Jeff Tweedy! who music lovers would believe is the most together guy on earth. Anyway, thank you for sharing yourself.

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    • That’s so true, that panic attacks are more common than many people think. Your comment makes me think of all the celebrities I’ve found who have them… Donny Osmond, Kim Basinger, Emma Stone, Carrie Underwood…. the list goes on. These singers and actors look so calm and composed, I was surprised to learn of their panic. It’s comforting in some way. I just googled Jeff Tweedy (sorry, I wasn’t sure who he is!) Thanks for sharing that info. I’m going to check out his music πŸ™‚ Thank you for your kind comment!


  2. Thank you for being brave and sharing your story. I used to get panic attacks as a child and in my 20’s and 30’s. I take medication now, but I have generalized anxiety disorder. I had a panic attack a couple of years ago. I went to check out Planet Fitness and the noise level was so high and the crowds were so tight and I couldn’t even focus on what the girl was saying. I literally ran to my car and closed the door. The silence helped. Needless to say, that was not the gym for me!

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  3. Oh my goodness. That is definitely the scariest part. So hard to portray this feeling to others who don’t understand. Nothing worse than feeling totally out of control of your body (or so your mind tells you)!! Thank you for your contribution to that awesome website, and for increasing awareness!

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