Mental Health and Counseling Resources
Depression is now a very common mental health illness that affects millions of people, and their family and friends. Living with a chronic illness such as myositis makes life hard with the ups and downs, life-changes and simply losing so much over time. Never be ashamed to admit you are depressed! This is the first step to getting the help you need to treat depression.
If you are having suicidal thoughts, or thoughts of harming someone else, please dial 911 (in the USA). Another great resource, Suicide Prevention Lifeline, can help, too. Just call (800) 273-TALK (8255) to be connected.
Mental Health and Drug Abuse Resources
Those living with myositis and pain may develop depression, anxiety, and even addiction, or dependence, to the medications. We have provided several resources below that may help.