American Heart Association - Heart Walk 2009-2010 Orange County, CA - LiveWell Therapy
Today, Patricia Chan and her team at LiveWell Therapy participated in donation with walkers and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. LiveWell Therapy understand that millions of Americans live with heart disease, stroke or a cardiovascular condition. Their participation and donation has helped save and improve the lives with research, education and emergency care.
Patricia Chan and her team at LiveWell Therapy would like to share the warning signs of a stroke:
- Face Drooping Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. - Arm Weakness Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? - Speech Difficulty Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "the sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly? - Time to call 9-1-1 If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.
- Attend counseling for additional support and guidance.
Therapy for Illness or Medical Concerns
Because poor physical health can contribute to the development of mental health concerns, it may be helpful to seek the support of a therapist or other mental health professional when facing a long-term or chronic illness or while recovering from an injury. Therapy for medical concerns can help one cope with concepts such as mortality,loss, aging, and grief or the anticipation of grief.
When family members are also affected by one member’s illness, family counseling may also be recommended. Couples counseling can also be helpful when a couple faces stress due to one partner’s illness or medical concern. A child coping with long-term illness might also obtain benefit from therapy.
Talking through stress, the challenges of illness, and any associated concerns may be helpful to children who are at risk of developing mental health concerns related to illness. Additionally, it may be helpful for the siblings of a child—or parent—who is ill to address any feelings of frustration, neglect, or other challenges associated with a family member’s illness.
At LiveWell Therapy, a person may be able to come to a better understanding of an illness, disability, or condition and explore ways to cope with the challenges that may accompany it. Those who find it necessary to alter habits or lifestyle as a result of a medical condition may find that therapy can help them adapt to new patterns and address other areas of life that may be impacted or in which positive change can lead to improved physical well-being.
Support groups or group therapy sessions at LiveWell Therapy may also have a positive impact on the process of coping with health concerns. The support of others who are facing the same or similar challenges may give some a new perspective and offer renewed hope or simply a sense of companionship.
Having a shared space to discuss the effects of illness may be essential when one feels as if family members and friends have difficulty comprehending the full extent of a condition’s physical and emotional impact.
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