As someone who experiences panic disorder, I've found a few key strategies to help manage my symptoms in public spaces. First, focusing on my breathing and grounding techniques can help me regain control during an attack. Second, carrying a "safety kit" with comforting items like a stress ball or calming essential oils can be a game changer. Third, identifying safe spots or quiet areas in public places can provide a sense of security. Lastly, confiding in a trusted friend or family member can make all the difference in feeling supported and understood in these challenging moments.