This program is designed to support the patient and his/her family in maintaining or regaining emotional health and balance during the process of a significant medical illness or treatment such as transplantation, diabetes management, or chemotherapy.

Program Focus

Patients and their families will work together with our compassionate team of expert therapists and clinicians in these key areas:

Anxiety

Fears regarding illness, worries about getting sick again, life expectancy, reaching academic/career goals, and social limitations.

Body Image

Adjusting to bodily changes due to medication side effects, scars from surgery, medical devices, and growth limitations.

Compliance

Difficulty adhering to medication management, diet or physical restrictions, and exercise recommendations

Depression

Sadness related to adjusting to a life with limitations, "survivor's guilt," and depression related to missed school days/play time.

Family Issues

Rebellion or resistance to medical regimens affecting family relationships.  Parental fears or guilt impacting parental stress levels and coping.

Grief and Loss

Grieving the loss of a healthy body and a life with limitations of action and longevity.

Self-esteem

Feelings of not being like other kids due to illness, medications, diet, and physical restrictions.

Program Schedule

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)

For MEND program assessment, call 909-558-9556

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