Understanding the Interplay: Pulmonary Hypertension and Mental Well-Being on World Mental Health Day 2023, October 10

Today, on ‘World Mental Health Day’, an international day dedicated to global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against social stigma, it’s important to recognize the profound impact of conditions like pulmonary hypertension. Beyond the physical limitations, individuals grapple with uncertainty about the future, potential challenges in continuing their careers, the necessity of regular medical check-ups, and the intricate complexities of treatments. In some cases, there may even be the daunting prospect of undergoing lung or lung-heart transplantation. These multifaceted factors underscore the critical connection between physical and mental well-being for those navigating this condition.

Explore the “Mental wellbeing” section of the this website, where you will find a selection of support resources and general information in different languages and formats

Check the PH-KSP “Support” Section where you can find information about:

– Patient associations/support groups

– Telephone helplines and e-mail support initiatives

– Social media patient support groups

– Mentoring/buddy/companion programs

– Patient/carer/family member meetings

The PH-KSP also features a number of patient/family member/carer stories

For context you may also wish to see the PH-KSP page on “Living with PH”

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