Acknowledge Your Feelings and Seek Support

It is natural to feel frustrated, angry, scared and even depressed at the prospect of having arthritis.

Many people with arthritis fear what the future might hold and are frightened by the impact arthritis might have on their everyday life.

It is not unusual either for a young person to feel especially angry or depressed at being diagnosed with a disease that is mistakenly thought to affect only ‘old’ people.

For more information refer to the following information sheets:

  • On how to cope with the changes arthritis brings
  • Dealing with emotions
  • Sex and arthritis

Or to request your copy of ‘10 Steps to Living Well with Arthritis’ booklet call the Arthritis Helpline on 1800 011 041.

“I used to hide my feelings and bottle it up, this just made it worse. Now I have a support team who I can talk to”

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