Mental and Physical Health Resources

Taking care of and paying attention to both your mental and physical health is important, especially because having a CLL/SLL diagnosis, or having a loved one diagnosed with chronic illness, can be an added challenge. The COVID-19 pandemic has only increased stressors that have led to anxiety, depression, and isolation. Below are some helpful resources and materials about this important topic.

Diet and Exercise

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Mindfulness and Stress Reduction

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CLL and Psychological Impact

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Combatting Isolation and COVID-19

If you are not already, CLL Society encourages you to join a CLL-specific Support Group which meets virtually once a month.

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Caregiver Support

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Too often caregivers can feel invisible as the patient’s physical and emotional journey is the central story. Yet caregivers are vital in addressing challenges and providing support.

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Additional Mental Health Resources

Complete an Online Screening:

If you are unsure if your feelings warrant additional action, you can complete a screening below. Please note that this resource is not a diagnostic tool, and mental health disorders can only be diagnosed by a licensed mental health provider or doctor.

Screening: How Are You Feeling?

Reach Out and Talk to Someone:

If you need to talk to someone about your mental health and don’t feel like you can reach out to someone in your network, there are many good options.

Mental Health America has a national network of Warmlines, which are free and confidential. This is a resource you can call upon when not in crisis. However, if you are in crisis, they can help connect you to additional resources. Please find additional information here.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides a HelpLine for anyone who needs to talk to someone about their mental health. They can be reached by phone, email, or chat. Please find additional information here.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please find resources for both the United States and Canada below:

Veteran Resources:

If you are a United States Veteran, you can find additional mental health resources at the VA here.

Stories and Testimonials

Financial Resources

Mental and Physical Health

Dr. Koffman’s Blogs

Creative Corner

Being Your Own Advocate

Caregivers

Surveys

RECENT NEWS

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