Living with a bleeding disorder, or any chronic illness, can take a toll on your mental health and emotional well-being. You are not alone. We understand how challenging and frustrating it can be to manage not only the physical symptoms of a bleeding disorder, but also the stress, worry, depression, and anxiety that you may feel along the way.
In addition to depression and anxiety, emotional responses to living with a chronic illness can include denial of your disease, the need for dependence or dependent behaviors, feeling overwhelmed, and having a poor self-image. Bleeding disorders can also have an impact on the mental health of caregivers, spouses, and friends.
We’ve compiled the following resources to help you work through these feelings in your life. Most importantly, if, at any time, you have thoughts of self-harm or suicide, please call 911, go to the closest emergency room, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741).