Knowing When to  Ask for Help

Knowing When to Ask for Help

You know that illness sucks. But for many young people with serious or chronic medical problems, it goes beyond sucking and into the land of real, actual trauma. You might be able to stuff it down for awhile into a deep, dark box. But the thing about trauma is that it...
3 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Health

3 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Health

When you go to the hospital, doctors and nurses are focused on treating your body. Though there are starting to be more support services, you still may have to be the one to take care of your emotions. How can you take control of your emotional health in the face of a...
4 Ways to Deal With the Uncertainty of Chronic Illness

4 Ways to Deal With the Uncertainty of Chronic Illness

If you struggle with chronic illness, it’s hard to be certain. You may not know what tomorrow will bring – you may not even know how many more tomorrows you have left. Having an illness brings up a whole lot of scary questions: What limits should you expect on your...
5 Strategies to Take Charge of Your Worry

5 Strategies to Take Charge of Your Worry

Not to freak you out or anything, but shouldn’t you be worrying about something? Hmmmm… what could it be? Maybe it’s a homework assignment… or did you forget to feed one of the pets… or maybe you were supposed to chat with a friend...
Too Much Help is Freaking Me Out!

Too Much Help is Freaking Me Out!

Why does it seem like every time you turn around there’s always someone up in your grill? Seriously! You might appreciate some help sometimes, but you’re not completely useless. You can do things for yourself… if people would let you. The thing is, there’s a big...