Emotional and Mental Health After Cancer

Cancer survivors may experience anxiety, depression, fear, loss of self-esteem, mood changes, and even feelings of suicide which can affect mental and physical health, and quality of life. Counseling, psychotherapy, support groups, and sometimes medications can be beneficial in getting you through this difficult time. Talk to your healthcare provider and social worker about best options for you.

Resources

Virginia Mason Psychiatry and Psychology — (206) 223-6762

Cancer Lifeline

Cancer Pathways

Harmony Hill

Suicide Prevention Hotline — (800) 273-TALK

American Psychosocial Oncology Society— (866) APOS-4-HELP

Cancer Care— (800) 813-HOPE