Just trying to get the message out there, I hope this helps someone
NOTE TO FRIENDS
I had panic attack 8th-11th grade. Not fun. It was so scary. Signal boost.
Rule 1 of first aid for helping those suffering a panic attack: Keep your fucking self calm. Don’t flail around and scream for help. YOU need to take charge. YOU need to be there for the person suffering the attack.
Some helpful hints:
- Hold their arm/hand. Squeeze gently when you breathe in. Encourage them to breathe with you if they can.
- Stay calm.
- Ask them to count to one as they breathe in and out. Then count to two. Then three.
- Stay with them. Tell them you are staying with them.
- Get rid of crowds. No really.
- Remind them it will not last longer than twenty minutes. Reassure them you have been timing it and it’s nearly over.
- Stay calm. (Did I mention this…)
- When they have settled, give them a small drink and maybe something small to eat - lollipops or candy sweets are good.
- Don’t instantly want answers about the attack or trigger. Talk about something, literally ANYTHING ELSE.
- Stay calm.
[This comes from being a certified first aider at work, having a panic and anxiety disorder myself and having a student with severe attacks - I’ve dealt with four this week alone.]
This is incredibly good advice.
I feel sort of inclined to print this out and keep it with me..?
For those of you who saw Snowpiercer and were wondering what Minsu’s untranslated first sentences were, Salon has an answer:
Despite its French and South Korean origins, [Snowpiercer’s] dialogue is mostly English. Writer Emily Yoon saw this film when it was first released in Korea last year, and explains there’s a terrific joke that goes untranslated on two levels: When Curtis (played by Chris Evans) first encounters Namgung Minsu (남궁민수, played by Song Kang-ho), Evans keeps calling him ‘Nam,’ to which Song responds: “‘남궁’까지가 성이고 ‘민수’ 가 이름이다 이 무식한 새끼야.” (“‘Namgung’ is my surname and ‘Minsu’ is the name, you ignorant bastard.”) Because there are many languages being spoken in the closed universe of the train, the people riding it use an interpreter/translator device. However, the device is stumped because he has a rare two-syllable family name — he should be called either ‘Namgung’ or ‘Minsu,’ but never just ‘Nam.’ The translator machine can’t make sense of this, and so as Song rants, the machine remains silent. So the entire insult goes untranslated for the movie audience as well.
So please ask yourself: What would I do if I weren’t afraid? And then go do it.
treblemirinlens I think you’ve got a good chance of spreading this. We just finished watching Snowpiercer and I instantly thought this needed to happen. I wanted different screenshots, but the internet failed me.
- Mason came from the tail section of the train. She was sent to work up front where she got noticed by Wilfred and moved her way up in ranks.
- The Inuit woman leading the Lost Seven was Yona’s mother. She left the train to go set up civilization out in the wild and Nam and Yona where supposed to meet her the next year to join her but obviously that failed.
- Grey and Gilliam were actually lovers. Grey even actually has Gilliam’s name tattooed over his heart.
- Wilfred apparently had what was basically a bisexual harem which included: Mason, Claude (the woman in yellow), the school teacher, and the bald guy who gave out the eggs. So basically all of Wilfred’s most fervent followers were banging him O.o
There is not a single thing about this damn movie that I don’t LOVE~
"why do you like floral prints so much" because i’m not a person. secretly i’m just a mass of bees. trying to blend in with humans. unable to let go of my love of flowers
The “NEW’ Thor….with a twist.
A quickie drawing, with a little (actually a lot) of redesign in her. I just don’t like that breastplate in the reveal image. So I reworked it into a variant of my Valkyrie redesign. MORE FLAIR!
Completely agree - the ‘boob armor plates’ need to go away.
A woman of color plays a lead character. There’s a trans character who’s treated respectfully. The white British dude is the immigrant with an accent, not the Asian woman. The cast is diverse. The story is interesting and fun. Moriarty is a powerful, complex female character with diverse motivations. Lucy fucking Liu is in it. There’s kick-ass mystery solving shit going on. There’s a pet turtle. Elementary is a gift to us all.