finding the right mental health practitioner for patients with chronic illness; Illustration of hands reaching out

How to Find the Right Mental Health Practitioner

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Depiction of the emotional toll of chronic illness, an illustration of a person struggling with a mental health concern

Depression, Anger, and Denial: The Emotional Toll of My Diagnosis

When I first heard the words “You have Crohn’s disease,” some pretty obvious…


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Depression in IBD: What You Need to Know

Medically Reviewed by Micol Artom, PhD When you have inflammatory bowel disease…


Healthy young woman enjoying sunset, finding balance Anorexia and Crohn's

Anorexia and Crohn’s: Living in Recovery, Striving for Remission

I have been living my life in recovery from anorexia for almost 9 years now.…


Woman with worried expression sitting on train looking out window, ruminating with worry about chronic disease

How to Stop Ruminating or Worrisome Thoughts

Medically reviewed by Jenny Blair, MD I can’t believe I had an accident. I…


Person rolling up yoga mat. Meditation can help to relax, relieve stress, manage Crohn's symptoms, be present in the moment.

7 Reasons Why I Practice Yoga and Meditation for Crohn’s

Never knowing when the next flare will strike or what the day is going to…


Flower growing in crack of pavement. Feelings of Shame, Guilt, Failure associated with Crohn's disease and IBD symptoms.

Shame, Failure and Guilt—Overcoming the Silent Symptoms of Crohn’s

When I was first diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 1997, I really had no idea…