Emotional Wellness

Living with a chronic disease, such as CF, can be emotionally challenging. Although moments of sadness and anxiety due to the uncertainty of your health may come and go, depression and persistent anxiety should be treated as part of your overall health and emotional wellness.

Visit the Emotional Wellness section on CFF.org to read the following articles more in depth:

Depression and CF

People with chronic diseases, such as CF, are at greater risk for developing clinical depression. When left untreated, depression can interfere with your ability to manage your CF effectively and experience a better quality of life.

Coping While Caring for Someone With Cystic Fibrosis

Caring for anyone with a long-term disease -- especially if that person is your child -- is stressful. Parents of children with CF are more likely to experience anxiety, depression or both compared to parents in general.

Anxiety and CF

Anxiety is a normal emotion that comes and goes in response to fears or worries about changes in health, work, relationships or money. A person is said to have an anxiety disorder if the anxiety does not go away, gets worse over time and prevents a person from participating in daily activities.

CF Community Blog

Since CFF launched the CF Community Blog last year, members of the community have shared stories of love, loss and everything in between, sparking more connections and conversations than the Foundation could have ever imagined. In 2016, you've shared more than 150 posts. That's 150 moments in which you have opened your hearts to share your experiences with the Foundation and each other.

This year, our most-read blog posts discussed a variety of topics including transplantation, pregnancy and coping with CF. Did your favorite blog post make the top 10 list? Visit CFF.org to check out the list and read the newest posts to kick off 2017!