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Battling to come to grips with a physical illness? Get support from a free hotline in Western Australia, Australia

Everything changes when you’re diagnosed with a serious, chronic or life-threatening physical illness. Coping with your new reality can be challenging, especially when you feel isolated or alone. You are valued. There are 1 helplines in Western Australia, Australia where you can confide in volunteers or counselors for support when you feel:

  • Grief about the health, mobility, social life and peace of mind that you have lost.
  • Self-hate over what you’ve become or what feel you must have done to deserve it.
  • Unsure how to process the reality of death or come to terms with your mortality.
  • Afraid of what the future holds, including the pain you may feel, disabilities or death.
  • Frustration and anger about the uncertainty and disabilities associated with your illness.
  • Loss of control and an intense feeling of helplessness in the face of your illness.
  • Worry that you are a burden and no longer as active or capable as before.
  • Shame and sadness about becoming a burden to others.

Illness is usually unexpected, and it sometimes seems unfair. Perhaps the news or consequences of your illness has made you feel numb with shock and disappointment, or overwhelmed with powerful emotions. The inability to think straight or function may make you feel frustrated, anguished or useless. You are still valued.

You have the potential to face the challenges of illness with resilience and grace – but you do need support. By reaching to a helpline in Western Australia, Australia, you can talk with counselor or volunteer who understands the unspoken, emotional effects of physical illness. Contacting a helpline doesn't mean you're weak – it simply shows that you are human.


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