It can be difficult to put into words just how debilitating mental illness can be for someone. Enter this visual demonstration.
The SoulPancake video above takes viewers through the anatomy of a panic attack, a common symptom of mental health disorders. The descriptions are spot-on, from feeling nauseous to experiencing shortness of breath.
“Most times there’s no cause at all,” the narrator explains. “I did nothing wrong and everything right. I followed protocol. I could have been happy. Anxiety just doesn’t follow the rules.”
Nearly one in five American adults deals with a mental health condition in a given year. And as apparent by the depiction above, they’re not something a person can just “brush off” ― they cause real physical and emotional reactions. That means they demand the same sensitivity and understanding as any other health issue.
Take a look at the video above to learn more about the reality of panic attacks and mental illness.
Certainly makes you think, right?