Living with nerve pain is not easy. If it has lasted a long time, you may have feelings of hopelessness, sadness, anger or even depression due to the constant pain. You may withdraw from people close to you or stop doing the fun things you used to do. If you have trouble coping with the emotions caused by your nerve pain, here are five suggestions for taking charge of those emotions and finding new perspectives. Your mind is a powerful thing — and you can use it to make a change in your life. Try these five ways to get an emotional handle on nerve pain: 1. Practice self-care.