Frustrated, Sad, and Isolated…How Should I Cope with My Chronic Illness?

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Chronic illness impacts your life in so many ways – and the emotional side can be the hardest part. In ‘Life Quakes’, a viewer feels frustrated, isolated, and overwhelmed by the day-to-day struggles. Their illness feels like the only thing that defines them. Hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest therapist Jonathan Gustave gives advice on how to cope with this and build a happier life.

Brain Dump (aka journaling)

Get those heavy emotions out! Writing them down helps you process them and gain clarity.


Essential for facing those tough emotions. A therapist helps you work through grief and find a fulfilling life within your limitations.

Challenge your negative thoughts

Therapy helps you question those self-critical voices and see yourself with more compassion.

Have YOU dealt with the emotional side of chronic illness? What helped YOU stay positive and find your sense of self again? Share in the comments!

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At the heart of MHTN - America's pioneering 24/7 Mental Health TV Network - is our editorial team, a dynamic group of professionals united by a shared commitment to transforming the conversation around mental health. Our team is composed of seasoned journalists, mental health experts, researchers, and storytellers, each bringing a wealth of experience and a passion for advocacy.


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