The stages of grief can be applied to chronic pain.  It’s common to mourn changes in one’s identity, ability to work, financial and social life.  We will discuss grief and ways to cope with our new normal.

Stages of Grief for Chronic Pain from Pain Manual p218-219>>

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Pain Manual on Depression p46-55>>

New 988 Mental Health Number – Nationwide, 988 is the number to dial to access free mental health crisis services. It’s  available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. for more information. There is also a Crisis Text Line. You can text HOME to 741741. It’s a secure platform and available 24 hours/ 7 days a week.

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