Chronic long term illnesses, such as cancer and kidney disease(CKD), usually don’t have a cure and have the chance of developing again.
It causes extreme pain, hampers the ability to work, and managing it becomes a significant part of the day, severely impacting the patient’s mental health. It is incredibly stressful to manage long term chronic illnesses. It’s not uncommon for patients to develop anxiety and mood disorders due to feeling extreme hopelessness, helplessness, burnout, and frustration.
Counselling, has been scientifically proven to improve mental health of patients with chronic illness. With a treatment plan, they can accept their long term illness, develop a positive outlook toward life, develop a healthier lifestyle, and approach their illness and responsibilities head-on.