Debilitating illnesses

A chronic illness diagnosis such as cancer, multiple sclerosis or cystic fibrosis can come as a shock. It’s normal to go through a roller coaster of emotions, but it is important to know that you don’t have to go through it alone. If you or a loved one is coping with a debilitating illness diagnosis, support is available here in Stark County.

What are debilitating illnesses?

Debilitating illness are either physical or mental health conditions that weaken our bodies and brain functioning over time. These could include:


Coping with a debilitating disease

10 Steps for Coping with a Chronic Condition

Learn how to take charge and manage your illness instead of letting it rule you.

6 Tips for Coping with a Debilitating Disease

Find ways to come to terms with your diagnosis and start the important journey toward self-acceptance.

Battling the Stress of Coping with Chronic Illness

With a chronic diagnosis comes feelings of stress, fear and anxiety. Find strategies to overcome these obstacles and maximize your quality of life.