Stop thinking about it! Don’t worry! You’re blowing this out of proportion! Be an adult!
People say all sorts of things to someone having a panic attack. Some comments are well intentioned while others are just mean. Here’s a list of what not to say as well as suggestions for how to be supportive. A must read for anyone who struggles with anxiety and has been told to “just stop worrying about it.” Also a must read for anyone trying to support a loved one or friend dealing with severe anxiety or panic.