If you are experiencing emotional problems, whether its depression, stress, anxiety or any other troubling feelings, there are a number of approaches that could help. Make sure you talk to your doctor or MS nurse if you’re experiencing problems with your emotional health, as they can offer talking therapies or psychological therapies that can help. Here are a few types they might recommend:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) – this is a therapy that helps you to understand how certain situations can influence how we think and feel. This therapy can help you to use strategies to help you adopt new ways of thinking
- Mindfulness - a therapy to help you to understand and accept your emotions
- Counselling – talking to someone can really help you to put things in perspective and to manage different situations
Talking things through can feel like a big relief whether it’s with your doctor, friends, family or an MS support group. Join the MS One to One community on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to receive support and find your voice while living with MS.