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A patient’s guide to

Mental Health

When you have cancer, your mental health can experience some serious whiplash. After all, it’s not just your body that’s affected by cancer, but your heart and mind too. We’re here to help you cope with whatever you’re feeling, whenever you’re feeling it.

Coping with Cancer

So, WTF does mental health actually mean? It’s your psychological, emotional, and social well-being. There’s no one size fits all when it comes to cancer and mental health. We’re definitely not here to tell you how to feel about cancer, but we have put together a few tools you can lean on when you’re going through it. Give one or all of them a try if you’re feeling stressed, depressed, or emotionally a mess.


Writing down your thoughts and feelings is proven to help you process what you’re going through, improve sleep, and reduce anxiety. There’s no right or wrong way to journal, the only key is consistency. So whether you journal once a month or once a day, get in a routine. You can use a notebook, do one-line-a-day style, or start a blog.


Ok, hear us out – we know how it sounds, but there’s a lot of research to back it up. Meditation brings you to a place of active awareness about what your body and mind are feeling. This can help you gain perspective, understand your thoughts, and boost your mood. There are lots of different kinds of meditation, but meditation apps and YouTube are great places to find what fits you best.


It’s really important and often the last thing prioritized. It improves mood, clears your mind, and reduces stress. The average adult needs 7-9 hours of sleep a day to function at their best. So while we understand that the stress of cancer can wreak havoc on your sleep, try to prioritize staying on a schedule with it.


We believe that when you’ve lost your sense of humor, you’ve lost it all. Laughter really is a powerful stress-relief medicine. The short and long-term effects of laughter have been proven to boost mood, relieve tension, and improve your immune system among other things. So whether you’re getting your laughs from a friend, a comedy special, or finding the funny in an awkward moment, embrace it.


We get it, sometimes the last thing you feel like doing is getting out of bed, let alone moving. But exercise is a great way to force some endorphins when you might need them most. Whether it’s stretching, yoga, dancing, walking, or running, movement is good for your mind and your mood. Make sure to listen to your body and do what feels good and always double check with your doctor if you’re unsure about what’s best for you.

Getting Support

Your People

It’s super important to have a support system in place when you’re going through cancer. Your people are your greatest asset and you’re going to need them to make you laugh, listen to you vent, or just sit next to you in silence.


Even if you’ve never seen a therapist before, talking to a mental health professional can be very helpful. They’re basically a third party that is always on your side and has to listen to whatever you say….who doesn’t want that?!

Support Groups

Finding a group of people who have gone through the same type of cancer you’re going through, or have a similar experience as you, can be very comforting. Support groups are offered online and in person, so find the group that works best for you.

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