Getting Help When Battling an Illness
Battling a chronic disease or any type of disease can be an extremely difficult thing. Many times sick patients struggle because they don’t have the support of their family and friends, and other times they do, but that’s still not enough. Luckily there are resources that are available for free, from organizations like:
- American Cancer Society
- Alzheimer’s Society
- American Diabetes Association
- National Kidney Foundation
- American Lung Association
- Epilepsy Foundation
- Lupus Foundation of America
- American Heart Association
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
How Can These Organizations Help?
Many times a patient battling cancer can feel physically and emotionally drained. They don’t know what they have, how it got there, and want answers in a language that they can understand. Many organizations like the American Cancer Society have hotlines where you can call and ask all the questions you have about what you’re going through. Most national organizations have 24-hour hotlines with 1-800 numbers listed on their websites. Patients can get answers to specific questions from trained health experts.