Panic Attack Hotline?

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debaser
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   Posted 3/11/2007 11:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes when I'm having these things late at night, I really feel compelled to talk to somebody about them. That's odd to me since I don't really want to do that if I have one during the day. Maybe it's because I know there's nobody I can call at 4am and it's sort of like telling a little kid he can't do something? Who knows...

Anyway, I know there are Suicide Hotlines, but I sure don't want to waste those peoples' time with a panic attack. Is there a panic 1-800 number people can call when they're freaking out? There ought to be.

Aussieangel
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   Posted 3/12/2007 6:15 AM (GMT -6)   
In australia we have the mental health crisis teams or life line you can ring 24hrs a day. Life line normally is nicer to talk to as they at least seem to care about what you're saying.

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   Posted 3/12/2007 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I personally have not seen a Panic 1-800 #...but that doesnt mean it doesnt exist.
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Annie Nigma
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   Posted 3/12/2007 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know, but maybe a crisis line?  At least if they have a more suitable team for panic attacks it seems likely that they could direct you. 

debaser
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   Posted 3/12/2007 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, if I'm ever rich I'm going to start one.

I find that if I have a panic attack alone, the really bad part of it can last 30 or 45 minutes. If I have someone to talk to (about anything), it cuts that time in half or more. And the "residual" part of the attack seems to away more quickly, too.

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   Posted 3/12/2007 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I think that is a great idea. I have never heard of a mental health hotline and I am shocked that no one has ever thought of having one. My panic attacks usually last about 30-45mins as well. My mom is usually always around so I talk to her a lot when I am having them. It really does help to have someone to talk to. I am a talker when I get nervous. I tend to babble on and on about the same thing. I guess it is my way of letting that nervous energy out! That is probably why they do tend to not last as long when you are talking to someone because you are getting that nervous energy out in the form of communication.
debaser said...
Well, if I'm ever rich I'm going to start one.

I find that if I have a panic attack alone, the really bad part of it can last 30 or 45 minutes. If I have someone to talk to (about anything), it cuts that time in half or more. And the "residual" part of the attack seems to away more quickly, too.

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debaser
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   Posted 3/12/2007 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
When it's gotten really, really bad (you know...the WORST of the WORST) in the middle of the night, I've called the "ask a nurse" thing on the back of my insurance card before. The bad thing about doing that is they have this menu system that you talk into, and it never can understand what you're saying. That can be extremely frustrating.

They're really only there to tell you if you need to go to the emergency room or whatever, and of course with panic attacks they really can't tell you to do that. But they'll talk to you.

I've only done it once or twice in what I'd call emergencies...when I'm at the point that I feel like I'm going to go nuts because I feel so sick, tired of it, etc.

But if there were a hotline one could call just to talk to a counselor for a few moments, that would really be great. In the middle of the night, particularly, if I go it alone it may be hours before I get back to sleep. Then I'm tired all the next day, which makes it more likely I'll have more attacks. I'm sure many of you are the same way, although a lot of you probably have better coping skills.

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   Posted 3/12/2007 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I would call the mental health hotline or a crisis line hun it should be Panic 1800 but unfortunately have never seen this
I would have one to if I had the money
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