Mental Health Struggles

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Mental Health Struggles

Has your Mental and Emotional Health declined as a result of your disability?

Maintain Your Feelings and Emotions Over Time

  • You may feel depressed, angry or afraid. Realize that these feelings are natural.
  • Try different ways to deal with stress including:
    • Spending time with a friend.
    • Going for a walk.
    • Reading a book or watching a movie.
    • Trying yoga or meditation.
    • Taking an art class or learning an instrument.

Prevention and maintenance:

  • Avoid isolation: talk to friends and family about your concerns.
  • Learn as much as you can about your condition: knowing the facts will help improve your sense of independence and control.
  • Attain medical support from experts you trust.

Once diagnosed:

  • Ask your doctor about adjusting or changing your treatment plan.
  • Find a therapist of counselor you trust.
Need Someone To Talk To?
CILCP’s Living Well With A Disability Program will help you to pursue your life goals while living with your disability. CILCP understands that you shouldn’t have to simply live with your disability, but you should live well with your disability. Through Person Centered Counseling and Living Well Navigator Services, CILCP supports individuals as they pursue a better quality of life, beyond simply physical measures of well-being. Learn more about Living Well With A Disability »

The following information has been collected by Living Well With A Disability from various sources to provide individuals who would like to live well with their disability suggestions for preventative healthcare. While we believe this information to be accurate, we make no guarantees. All individuals should consult their personal physician regarding preventative healthcare and prior to making any health decisions.

Under no circumstances shall CILCP or its employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages which may result in any way from your use of the information included as part of the Living Well With A Disability website.

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