October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness. Those three words strike you differently if you have ever had breast cancer. Often what you live with is the constant post-traumatic stress of its potential return. The fear that cancer might return can produce debilitating anxiety and depression.

Since we all deal with feelings differently, the way we respond to the feelings that can go with a cancer diagnosis can differ greatly. Some of us seek support. More of us try to tough it out, hiding behind a cheerful and grateful mask. Sometimes anger at our circumstances and feeling isolated, lonely, and scared overwhelms us.

Regardless of how we manage feelings, our work and personal lives may begin to suffer under the stress and anxiety that any cancer diagnosis may bring. The team at Lake Behavioral Hospital is available to help. One call will connect you with professionals who understands how difficult these feelings can be. A free, confidential assessment will identify the level of care you need to get through tough times. Please call 855-990-1900. We are available 24 hours a day. We are here for you.