Mito On The Mind
When you are given a diagnosis of any illness, the impact on your mental health and wellbeing can be profound. When you have been told you have a mitochondrial disease, this can affect every aspect of your thinking, feeling and day-to-day living as well as the physical body.
We have put together this collection of coping mechanisms. Whether you have a mitochondrial diagnosis yourself, a loved one has been diagnosed, or you have sadly lost someone to a mitochondrial disease.
It can seem impossible to think positively about your situation. This is completely normal and justified and it is perfectly reasonable to feel angry at the world. But it doesn’t have to be this way forever. There are more people affected by similar issues than you may think and support is available.
Some may have to deal with loss, from abilities and skills, independence, dreams and even loved ones. We hope these tips may offer ideas to help you feel better equipped to handle whatever comes next.