Living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis can be very challenging. It helps to know you aren’t alone. There are a variety of social networks and initiatives by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation where you will find a welcoming and empathic network of patients and caregivers who are there to help you when times get tough.
- Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
- Managing anxiety and IBD
- University of Michigan IBD School
- The impact of IBD on mental health
- Battling IBD negativity
Reading about other patients’ experiences is a helpful way of reminding ourselves that we aren’t alone. Blogs can be a helpful resource when it’s challenging to meet other IBD patients in your community. However, when reading blogs (including mine) don’t forget:
Every IBD patient is different.