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I get panic attacks in school

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I Don’t know how to deal with my panic attacks in school as they have been happening more and more


Hey there, welcome to Ask Alex,
It sounds like you’re going through a tough time with those increasing panic attacks in school. First off, we want you to know that you’re not alone in this – many people face similar challenges. It’s completely okay to feel overwhelmed, and we are here to offer support.
Dealing with panic attacks can be really challenging, but there are ways to get through them. Take a moment to breathe deeply and try to focus on your breath when you start feeling overwhelmed. It might also help to find a quiet space where you can gather your thoughts. Remember, it’s alright to look for assistance from a trusted friend, teacher, or a school counsellor. They can provide valuable support and help you explore options for managing stress.
You are never alone in this journey. Reach out to someone you trust, and don’t hesitate to share your feelings. Your well-being is important, and there are resources available to help you cope with panic attacks; to help you explore ways to make school a more comfortable and manageable environment for you.
It’s important to recognise that getting professional help is another option. If your panic attacks persist, consider talking to a mental health professional, such as a counsellor or therapist. They can provide tailored strategies and coping skills to get to the root causes of your anxiety. Remember, reaching out for support is a sign of strength, and there are people ready to support you on your journey towards better mental well-being.
Additionally, try to establish healthy habits that contribute to overall well-being. Regular exercise, getting enough sleep, and maintaining a balanced diet can positively help your mental health. Prioritise self-care and give yourself the time and space you need to recharge. You’re not alone, there are people around who can support you through this journey. Don’t hesitate to lean on your support system and take the necessary steps to ensure your mental health is a priority in your life.
If you would like to talk about this some more, anonymously, you can chat to the Childline Team. We are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Or maybe you would like to chat about something else; and that’s fine too because Childline is here for you, any reason, anytime. Our phone number is 1800 66 66 66 or you can use Live Chat on our website , just click on the Live Chat tab.
Take care of yourself and know you do not have to go through this tough time alone. We are here for you,



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