If you live with a lung condition, you might be more likely to experience problems with your mental health in addition to your physical symptoms. Mental well-being is a term used to describe how you are feeling and how you cope with daily life. This includes how you feel about living with your lung condition. You may be more likely to experience poor mental well-being or a mental health condition if you are living with a lung condition. Living with a lung condition can feel like hard work. You may feel angry or disheartened at times, particularly if your condition stops you taking part in your usual activities. Having issues with your mental health is very common and nothing to be ashamed of. It is good to be able to speak openly about it. If you feel like you are not coping, discuss this with your healthcare provider who will be able to talk through your options for finding support.
In this fact sheet you will find information about how to improve your mental well-being. Please click here for the English version.
Source: The European Lung Foundation and the European Respiratory Society, June 2020