Spotlight: Coping with the Emotional Toll of IBS

Spotlight: Coping with the Emotional Toll of IBS

The month of May is Mental Health Month, so please join us in raising awareness for the importance of mental health. Many IBS sufferers also suffer from anxiety, stress and depression. Though the stigmas surrounding both IBS and mental health can be difficult to navigate, please know that you are not alone. Help us spread awareness for IBS and mental health by sharing your stories, taking our IBS and mental health poll, following us on Facebook, and tweeting to us on Twitter, using the hashtag #IntoMentalHealth

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Read how other community members talk about the struggles of IBS and mental health
Staying Sane With An IBS Chain
By tmholland—March 3, 2017
Once I started taking IBS seriously and responsibly, I knew that as an individual with pre-existing mental health issues, that it was time to take some action on that front before I did anything else.

IBS Makes Me Depressed
By HessP—July 1, 2016
Sometimes, when I’m home alone, I tend to have small episodes of depression mainly caused by my IBS. The lack of energy and the daily suffering of physical pain takes a serious toll on me. What used to be simple tasks prior to getting IBS are, at times, becoming difficult tasks.

The Mind-Body Impact on IBS
Emily Downward—September 2, 2016
Most people living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) know first-hand the connection with stress and their symptoms. IBS often flares during times of intense stress. Why does this occur? And what can we do to make it easier on ourselves?

IBSelf Care
By Ally Godley—January 11, 2017
Self-care isn’t selfish. This is a new mantra that I have learned, and have learned to live by recently. I’ve always known that self-care was important, but it’s not something that I’ve always been good at. Just recently, I’ve been working on a project that I am immensely passionate about, and it has taught me just how important self-care is.

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired
By tmholland—March 16, 2017
I won’t give up because I realize my life is precious. I do have moments when I feel sorry for myself. I was a blithering mess this morning. This afternoon, however, I am back on the horse and looking at my next move.

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