Chronic illnesses can affect our mental wellness in many ways. Chronic illness can understandably result in stress, anxiety, and depression. Some chronic illnesses can change your brain chemistry or affect mood regulation. Chronic illness can also interfere with daily activities, hobbies, and relationships further exacerbating feelings of isolation and hopelessness. When facing chronic illness, it is very important to take care of your mental health as well as our physical health.
You are not alone in this. Many people with chronic illnesses struggle with their mental health. There are ways to cope and find hope, and we are here.
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