Getting the Support You Need
Remember that you are not alone with your condition. Your clinician and the other members of your healthcare team can connect you with the support you may need to manage your emotions. To get the most out of this support network, you may need to take the lead – asking questions, reporting symptoms and educating yourself about your condition. Caregivers and family members can also play an important role in providing emotional support.
It’s important that you are very honest with your clinical team about the emotions you are feeling. You may have access to a social worker or a psychologist within your clinic team. If you are feeling helpless, speak with your doctor. If you are unable to speak with your healthcare team about your emotions, you can reach out to local public resources.