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Free emotional support hotlines for chronic and physical illness in Pennsylvania

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Westmoreland Community Action Crisis Hotline is available 24/7 to provide assistance for individuals in crisis or for...


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Battling to cope with your diagnosis and symptoms? Reach out to a helpline for free support in Pennsylvania, United States

The news and reality of a physical illness can have a disruptive impact on your life. You may have trouble doing things that seemed effortless before. You may feel alone, burdensome, or isolated from your friends and family. In Pennsylvania, United States there are 7 helplines you can contact for support whenever you feel:

  • Self-hate over what you’ve become or what feel you must have done to deserve it.
  • That you are struggling to cope with the unpredictable or disabling aspects of your illness.
  • Unsure how to process the reality of death or come to terms with your mortality.
  • Guilt about the burden your physical illness has placed on your family and friends.
  • Worried about how you’ll look after your family when you are sick, you lose your job, or become disabled.
  • Afraid of what the future holds, including the pain you may feel, disabilities or death.
  • Isolated from friends and family due to the physical and mental effects of your condition.
  • That life isn’t worth living, given the limitations and pain associated with your medical condition.

Hospital visits, pain and disability can take an overwhelming toll on your emotions. Medication and prolonged periods of stress can make it hard to function and think clearly from day to day. You may feel isolated, burdensome and unable to cope.

No matter your diagnosis or medical outlook, you have the power to face the emotional challenges of physical illness with grace – but you do need support. Reaching out for help does not imply that you are weak or powerless – it simply indicates that you are human. Speak to a volunteer or counselor in Pennsylvania, United States who understands the unspoken effects of physical illness on mental health.


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