Mental health is an important part of a person’s overall health. It affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts. It can also affect how a person handles stress and makes healthy choices.
It’s not unusual for an Alpha-1 diagnosis to affect the mental health of the Alpha and their loved ones. In fact, a recent survey conducted by the Alpha-1 Foundation found that more than 70% of Alphas and their caregivers reported they had anxiety and/or depression.
If you are struggling with your mental health, support is available.
Emotional Responses to Your Illness: Coping with Alpha-1 Lung Disease – AlphaNet Big Fat Reference Guide. Please note that you need to be a registered user to be able to access AlphaNet’s Big Fat Reference Guide