1. Stay as calm as possible
In order to be able to aid someone during a panic attack, you must understand the dynamics of the condition. Firstly, it’s important to note that anyone can get a panic attack for no apparent reason, and the onset of the condition is typically sudden and unexpected.
2. Connect with the person having an attack
3. Suggest one of these grounding techniques
If you notice that happening, suggest one of the following:
4. Help them breathe more steadily
When to Seek Help
Firstly, if you know nothing about the person or their health conditions, and they’re not willing to communicate with you, don’t try to force them and call the ambulance because what seems like a panic attack could also end up being a heart attack or another life-threatening condition.
You should also call an ambulance if the panic attack doesn’t seem to stop for a long time, a person is vomiting, and experiencing pain in the extremities, chest pain, or say that they feel like they’re dying.
After all, it’s safer for you to call the ambulance and then find out that the person was only experiencing a panic attack than miss a health emergency.