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MEND Outpatient Programtherapist and students

This program is designed to support the patient and his/her family in maintaining or regaining emotional health and balance during the process of a significant medical illness or treatment such as transplantation, diabetes management, or chemotherapy.

 

Program Focus

Patients and their families will work together with our compassionate team of expert therapists and clinicians on these key areas:

Anxiety
Fears regarding illness, worries about getting sick again, life expectancy, reaching academic/career goals, and social limitations.

Body Image
Adjusting to bodily changes due to medication side effects, scars from surgery, medical devices, and growth limitations.

Compliance
Difficulty adhering to medication management, diet or physical restrictions, and exercise recommendations.girl in wheelchair

Depression
Sadness related to adjusting to a life with limitations, "surviors guilt," and depression related to missed school days/play time.

Family Issues
Rebellion or resistance with medical regimens affecting family relationships.  Parental fears or guilt impacting parental stress levels and coping.

Grief and Loss
Grieving the loss of a healthy body and a life with limitations of action and longevity.

Self-esteem
Feelings of not being like other kids due to illness, medications, diet, and physcial restrictions.

 

Program Schedule

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (3:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

 

For more information, call 909-558-9275.  For an assessment, call 909-558-9556