‘I’m no Perfect Pollyanna. But I just don’t want the experience of living with a chronic illness — I’ve had RA for more than a decade — to be negative 24/7.’
This advice from Laurie Ferguson, PhD, clinical psychologist and Director of Education Development at the Global Healthy Living Foundation, can help you process all of the emotions you’re feeling right now to help you fight anxiety and feel more in control.
Writing can help us admit to our feelings, accept our fear, manage our anxiety, and move through serious trauma.
This advice from Laurie Ferguson, PhD, clinical psychologist and Director of Education Development at the Global Healthy Living Foundation, can help reduce anxiety and stress.
Several studies also show that depression and chronic illness feed off each other in the worst ways.
This advice from mental health experts and fellow patients could help prevent a bad day from become a bad week, month, or worse.
Geography, sex, and sexual orientation seemed to affect mental health too.
‘It soon became pretty clear that if I did not start listening to my sick body now, I would pay dearly for it later.’
Widespread inflammation could may be the connecting factor between depression and autoimmune conditions such as RA.
Overwhelming feelings of worry and dread are common among people with arthritis, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them.
Stress and arthritis can be a vicious cycle. Any one of these tips can help you improve your stress management and coping strategies.
Eileen Davidson wasn’t prepared for the emotional and mental health roller coaster that followed her rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis. Here’s what she learned along the way.
“I can’t control it; it controls me."