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This Monster Represents How Panic Attacks Can Strike Out Of The Blue

The charity YouthNet has released the "Panic Attack Monster" to help people learn how to cope with them.

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The charity YouthNet has introduced the Panic Attack Monster to raise awareness about panic attacks, which affect more than 30% of the UK population under 25.

The campaign is designed to address what panic attacks are, how they affect people, and how to cope with them.
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The campaign is designed to address what panic attacks are, how they affect people, and how to cope with them.

1. Over the next few weeks, YouthNet will be releasing a series of videos showing how panic attacks can undermine people's sense of control in enclosed spaces.

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2. And social situations.

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3. When people feel trapped.

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4. And when people leave their comfort zones.

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The idea behind turning a panic attack into a "monster" is that you can learn to fight it.

Learning about what a panic attack is, using visualisation techniques, and controlling your breathing for just two minutes can help to stop a panic attack in its tracks, YouthNet advises.
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Learning about what a panic attack is, using visualisation techniques, and controlling your breathing for just two minutes can help to stop a panic attack in its tracks, YouthNet advises.

You can also help a panicking friend by breathing with them, and bringing their attention back to what's going on around them.

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Watch the first Panic Monster video here, and read more about coping with panic attacks.

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