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Free emotional support hotlines for chronic and physical illness in Vermont

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Are you struggling to cope with a physical illness? Contact a helpline in Vermont, United States for support.

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 Vermont, United States where you can confide in volunteers or counselors for support when you feel:

  • Worried about how you’ll look after your family when you are sick, you lose your job, or become disabled.
  • Loss of control and an intense feeling of helplessness in the face of your illness.
  • Like a burden to friends or family, and no longer a valuable member of society.
  • Self-hate over what you’ve become or what feel you must have done to deserve it.
  • Worry about the pain you'll feel, medical bills, death, and your family’s future happiness.
  • Grief about the health, mobility, social life and peace of mind that you have lost.
  • That you are powerless, hopeless or burdensome.
  • Afraid of what the future holds, including the pain you may feel, disabilities or death.

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 Vermont, United States who understands the unspoken effects of physical illness on mental health.


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