Mental Health

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.

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If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available.

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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

Other Resources

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

Mental Health Screeners and resources are also available at Mental Health America (MHA). Taking a mental health screening is a quick and easy way to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Be sure to read and understand the terms of use and agreements of MHA