Having a chronic illness is hard
It not only takes a toll on your body
But also on your mental health
You can often be housebound
Unable to go out and socialise
It can leave you very isolated
When you’re in a flare up
Your mind starts to wander
Will you ever feel better?
Will you ever feel good again?
Will you be able to do things you used to love?
Or will it only get worse?
Chronic illness and depression
Go hand in hand in many ways
It’s so hard to focus on positives
When there are so many negatives
There is help out there if you’re struggling
All you have to do is ask
So please pick up the phone
Call a helpline and see what they can do
Or even just speak to a friend
About your worries and fears
Perhaps all you need is someone to listen
Don’t hide away from the world
3 thoughts on “Mental Health Issues and Chronic Illness”
So very true, the hopelessness and worry about the future and depression can go hand in hand with chronic illness, and it’s easy to see why. “Don’t hide away from the world” as you say, because we all deserve more of a life than that. Wonderful post, Bethan xx
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