Panic Attack Online Support Group

Panic attacks can happen anywhere and anytime. It is a terrifying experience and can be associated with extreme physical discomfort and traumatic mental experience.

What is Panic Attack?

Panic attack is a form of anxiety disorder. People often experience an intense period of fear and extreme nervousness. While not everyone will experience a panic attack in their lives, it does affect about 2.4 million U.S. adults.

The symptoms of depression often include.

  • Fear of loss of control or death

  • Sense of impending doom or danger

  • Nausea

  • Chest Pain

  • Headache

  • Trembling or shaking

  • Hot flashes

  • Dizziness, lightheadedness or faintness

The causes of panic attack vary among biological to environmental factors such as genetic features, major stress, and changes in brain function.  

How Support Groups Can Help?

Support groups are safe spaces structured to allow participants to share personal experiences, feelings, coping strategies and information about symptoms and treatments. The discussions often are facilitated by an experienced leader or a medical professional. 

Feeling helpless and lacking control is common during a panic attack. However, gaining knowledge of how to face a future panic attack is valuable. Support groups can allow us to make connections, providing tangible benefits to people experiencing mental health issues. 

Benefits of participating in support groups can include:

  • Reducing feelings of loneliness, isolation and stigma resulted from panic attacks

  • Getting practical advice or information about treatment options

  • Reducing distress, depression, anxiety or fatigue

  • Talking openly and honestly about your feelings

  • Gaining a sense of empowerment, control or hope

  • Learning about health, economic or social resources

Benefits of online support groups can include:

  • Faster time to get help, skipping appointment wait time

  • More frequent or flexible participation

  • A cost effective way to see a licensed mental health professional

  • A degree of privacy or anonymity comparing to local community support groups

  • Opportunities for people in areas with no face-to-face support groups

You are not alone. Herd is ready to support you.