Last updated: July 27, 2020
Focusing on your physical health with EDS and HSD is important, but it is also important to spend some time taking care of your mental and emotional well-being. The stress of dealing with a chronic illness and the barriers to care that can occur can be damaging to mental health; the frustration from not being believed, and having pain dismissed, can cause a range of emotions from anxiety to depression. Below is a compiled list of global mental health resources to help you in building your own coping strategies. This resource library will continue to be developed and updated with more resources as we continue to research.
Disclaimer: The Ehlers-Danlos Society is a 501(c)(3) health advocacy organization. The Ehlers-Danlos Society does not provide medical and mental health advice or treatment. Information provided by The Ehlers-Danlos Society is not a replacement for care from a doctor, therapist, or other health care provider. If you believe you may have a medical or mental health emergency, call your country’s emergency number immediately.
It is important to note that The Ehlers-Danlos Society does not have any ownership or direct financial interest in any of the specific organizations or groups listed above. There are no formal listing criteria, and The Ehlers-Danlos Society does not endorse, recommend, or certify any of these individuals. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list, if you have resources that you would like included please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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