For those who suffer from anxiety, at times it can be hard to articulate it to those who don't understand it.
It, in turn, can make it a challenge for those to help you when you're having a panic attack.
Buzzfeed personality, Kelsey Darragh encountered this issue with her nearest and dearest.
Her response was to make an incredible list of how her boyfriend can help when she's in the midst of a panic attack.
Kelsey was diagnosed with panic and anxiety disorder.
Taking to Twitter she disclosed her 15 top tips and the Internet loved it.
The post currently has 9.1k retweets and over 26k likes.
I have panic & anxiety disorder. My boyfriend does not... but wants to understand it so he can help me. SO I made him this list! Feel free to share w ur loved ones that need guidance! pic.twitter.com/k8pcCfzMcj— kelsey darragh (@kelseydarragh) May 11, 2018
The Internet sensation wrote in her tweet:
"I have panic and anxiety disorder. My boyfriend does not...but [he] wants to understand it so he can help me. So I made him this list. Feel free to share with your loved ones that need guidance!"
In the thread, she also welcomed others to share their tips.
One user wrote about how music and space are important tools for her.
talking quiet and trying to keep space between me and strangers is really helpful. having a playlist with calming music is helpful for me so having quick access is really good but idk if that helps for you— sage 58 (@bgltsantiago) May 11, 2018
Others found grounding words really helpful too:
Usually after the worst is through I have some songs / tv shows / etc. that help me feel better and more like a person in my body.— al (@bleachersnow) May 11, 2018
Also quiet and a lot of space from people (not complete isolation) physically when it happens. Definitely no touching for me, grounding words help!
Kelsey's list included tips such as
"If we can leave, where we can - take me home," and keep breathing with me.
The Buzzfeed presenter also advised her boyfriend to empathise with her during the attacks and not attempt to control them.
Do you have any of your own tips?
If you or a loved one are experiencing anxiety or panic attacks, please consult a medical professional.