The Emotional Effects of Living with a Chronic Rare Disease
Adrianna Tuomi, a licensed clinical social worker and Soft Bones Community Member and Region Lead will be presenting a webinar on the psychological effects of living with hypophosphatasia. She will walk attendees through different secondary diagnoses that can come with a chronic illness, which include anxiety, depression and medical trauma.
We will also be discussing coping strategies for living with a diagnosis and additional topics including:
-the role of caregivers
-the importance of self-care
-how to minimize burn-out and exhaustion from caring for a loved one