Breast cancer diagnosis and treatment can be extremely distressing—physically, emotionally and mentally. Whether you’re a current cancer patient or a survivor, taking care of your mental health is critical, as it can help you move through your treatment better. Some ways to help your mental health during your journey include—
Counseling & Therapy
Being diagnosed with breast cancer can expectedly be overwhelming, bringing on a variety of other negative emotions, such as depression and anxiety. These emotions can make it hard for women to get through their day-to-day activities, and can even affect their close relationships. Seeing mental health professionals, with an expertise in breast cancer treatment, can be a great way for women to have their thoughts and feelings heard, as they learn to navigate through their diagnosis and beyond.
Taking time to calm your anxieties is a good way to support your treatment. Find hobbies that you love such as exercising, journaling, mediation, baking, etc., can help you stay grounded in the things that bring you joy.
Support groups bridge the gap between medical treatment and the need for emotional support. Support groups can be highly valuable for those seeking connection with those who are going through or who have gone through similar experiences to them.
In the end, know that wherever you are in your journey, your emotions are valid. If you’re struggling with mental health in any way, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your doctor for help.
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