You’re Invited! We hope you’ll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat as we discuss managing the emotions of a chronic illness. A diagnosis of a chronic illness can bring a host of emotions like fear, sadness, and anger and sometimes we struggle with how to deal with them effectively.

We hope to see you Friday, July 12th on Twitter (or at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern to discuss some helpful ways to deal with those emotions. Be sure to include the hashtag #patientchat in all your responses!

Guiding our discussion will be the following Topic (T#:) Questions:

T1: Many patients feel they lose control of their life after a major diagnosis. What can help? What did you do to take control? #patientchat

T2: What do you find helpful in coping with or reducing negative emotions? What are some resources? #patientchat

T3: Sometimes the negative feelings can be overwhelming. How do you know when it is time to get additional help? #patientchat

T4: Have you spoken with your doctor about stress and the emotional impacts of your health condition? Why or why not? #patientchat

T5: How has the current healthcare system met (or not met) your needs for emotional health and support? #patientchat

Empowered Patient Chats (#patientchat) are held every other Friday at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern and during the chat patients and advocates come to learn from each other and discuss topics of interest to empowered patients.

Click HERE to learn more about the Empowered #patientchat Series plus read tips on how to participate.

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