First Aid in Panic Attacks

  • Ask them if they need any kind of help and offer it to them.
  • Reassure the person that they are experiencing a panic attack & they are safe.
  • Remain calm and do not start to panic yourself.
  • Speak clearly & slowly and use short and clear sentences.
  • Ask them to speak to their doctor.

First Aid in Depression

  • Treat the person with respect and dignity.
  • Do not blame the person for their illness.
  • Have realistic expectations for the person.
  • Offer consistent emotional support and understanding.
  • Encourage the person to talk to you & listen carefully.
  • Encourage & give the person hope for recovery.