Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted by Teresa Pugliese on

Sometimes when people think of mental health, the tendency to isolate any other variables which may add to, reinforce, and/or dismantle the state of our mind. Meaning-- just because one reason cannot be singled out as to why we experience mental health issues.. the correlation with our outside world should never be ignored. 

Breast Cancer Awareness month is a time to reflect on that thought. 
Sometimes, when something such as breast cancer becomes a reality within someone's life.. the experience of mental anguish could be something that is extremely strong-- even if prior days never experienced anything but a healthy mental state of mind.

Obtaining such a massive battle in ones life, is more than enough to affect much more than just the health of the body. It is so important that the recognition with mental health, and physical health-- how they correlate and how they can play a role in the healing of one another, be understood. 

Anxiety Interruption encourages those who are battling with breast cancer, breast cancer survivors, and the loved ones of those who have experienced breast cancer to support the strength and encourage the fight.

Here are some resources to utilize:

If you or a loved one needs more information about breast health or breast cancer, call our breast care helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636). All calls are answered by a trained and caring staff member in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET. You can also email the breast care helpline at helpline@komen.org.

Advanced Breast Cancer Community
Offers online support groups for women with metastatic (stage IV, advanced) breast cancer as well as information on metastatic breast cancer. www.advancedbreastcancercommunity.org/

Cancer Society - Cancer Survivors Network
Offers online support for people with metastatic breast cancer and their loved ones. www.csn.cancer.org/

Association of Cancer Online Resources
Find an online support group. www.acor.org/

Cancer Support Community (formerly Gilda's Club Worldwide and The Wellness Community)
Offers support programs (in-person, online and telephone) for people with metastatic breast cancer and their loved ones. www.cancersupportcommunity.org/

CancerCare
Find an online support group.
www.cancercare.org/

CancerConnect
Find an online support group (for people with metastatic breast cancer and loved ones). www.cancerconnect.com

Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Find information on breast cancer support and care.
www.lbbc.org/

Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health
Offers support programs (online and telephone) for lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals with cancer, and their partners. www.whitman-walker.org/mautnerproject

Men Against Breast Cancer
Offers online support programs for men who are caregivers. www.menagainstbreastcancer.org/

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Find local hospice care. www.nhpco.org/

Young Survival Coalition
Provides support programs (online and telephone) for young women. www.youngsurvival.org/

Find a resource kit for young women with metastatic breast cancer. www.youngsurvival.org/metastatic-navigator

(resources provided by the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation *www.komen.org*)

 

*YOU ARE NOT ALONE*

 


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