Creve Coeur Counseling Associates has offered its services and would like to be a resource to speak on any of the below topics. They have students that work for them from all over but they MAY not be available in all areas. If you’re interested, please contact Nancy Golden at email@example.com and she will work with you to schedule something!
- Anxiety & Depression-Most anxiety is not caused by medical problems. Anxiety is a mental health disease, and it’s often created through a combination of life experiences, coping ability, and genetics. But in some cases anxiety can be caused by something physically wrong, and one example of such an issue is multiple sclerosis.
- Managing a Chronic Illness-The prolonged stress of living with a chronic illness, like multiple sclerosis, can lead to frustration, anger, hopelessness, and depression. People with MS are especially at risk of becoming depressed, and for good reason: they face many stressors.
To better cope with the disease, it is important to learn how to manage stress. The first step is to recognize when you are stressed and then take steps to reduce your stress
- Managing Relationships & Managing Your Disease-The first step in figuring out how to deal with MS in your personal interactions is to recognize that the disease affects all of you — whether you have the disease or care about someone who does. The next step is to decide whom you want to tell about the MS and what you want them to understand about it. And the third step is to look for ways to make room for MS in your personal and professional relationships without giving it more time, attention, and energy than it really needs.