What are panic attacks really like—and how can you best support a loved one who gets them? If someone you care about is prone to panic attacks, it’s always best to talk to them their specific needs and preferences, but certain things are universally helpful (and unhelpful!) for someone having a panic attack.

This comic will give you a basic overview of what it feels like from the perspective of someone who experiences them regularly, and how you can be supportive in the moment that your loved one is having one.

Tikva Wolf is the author of the books Ask Me About Polyamory! and Love, Retold, as well as the creator of the popular webcomic Kimchi Cuddles.