Living with a chronic illness takes an enormous physical and emotional toll on your body. Those with chronic illnesses are more likely to develop depression and other mental health issues such as fatigue, suicidal thoughts, and difficulty sleeping.
At Hormone University, we know what going through a chronic illness like endometriosis can feel like. Our Founder Ana G. Herrera has been there: a survivor of excruciating Stage 4 endometriosis, multiple surgeries, and ultimately a hysterectomy, she knows the significant toll chronic illnesses can take on your life. Read more about her story and why she decided to create Hormone University here!
If you’re suffering from mental health issues reach out to loved ones and health care providers. Find someone who will take your concerns seriously. Don’t be afraid to communicate openly, so your doctor can have the best idea of what you’re going through.
Here are some great resources to help you navigate your mental health journey!
Managing mental health when living with a chronic illness: These are our key takeaways from our wonderful IG Live with psychotherapist Lia Avellino! If you’re wondering how to take control of your mental health journey, this article is perfect for you. Check it out to learn new strategies to cope with pain and come to terms with living with chronic pain. Check out the full IG Live here too!
Managing menstrual health as an adolescent: This interview with Dr. Natasha Ramsey, also known as Gorjusdoc, will give you expert insights about what it’s like to be a young girl navigating puberty. If you’ve felt the stigma of menstruation and cramps and are unsure how to deal with it, check this interview out!
Postpartum Depression: 10-20% of new moms suffer from Postpartum Depression, and coupled with the stress of having a new baby, this condition can be overwhelming. Learn about the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for postpartum depression in this blog post! Check out more detailed recovery tips in this interview with Lindsay Tuttle!