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Struggling to deal with the effects of physical illness? Get support from a hotline in Down, Northern Ireland

It’s hard to maintain a positive outlook when your life is disrupted by physical illness. The basic tasks of daily life might become too challenging to handle alone, and you may start to feel like a burden. In Down, Northern Ireland there are 1 helplines you can reach out to for support if you are feeling:

  • That you are powerless, hopeless or burdensome.
  • Regret or shame about what you may have done to cause or deserve your illness.
  • Isolated from those who don’t comprehend your discomfort or the seriousness of your condition.
  • Anger and disbelief about your diagnosis, and constantly asking yourself, “why me?”
  • Worry that you are a burden and no longer as active or capable as before.
  • Worried about how you’ll look after your family when you are sick, you lose your job, or become disabled.
  • Cut off from your family and friends who cannot understand what you are going through.
  • Afraid about the uncertainty of life and the pain you may feel from your symptoms.

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.

Facing the challenges of physical illness requires strength that can sometimes only come through support. There are volunteers and counselors in Down, Northern Ireland who are waiting to hear your concerns and help you find the emotional strength and resilience within you. Asking for help doesn't mean you're weak – it shows that you are human.


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