It’s not just a physical thing

Living with a bleeding disorder can take a toll on your emotional health. But it doesn't always have to. Here are some resources that can help.1

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Caring for your emotional health

Living with a bleeding disorder can weigh heavily on your mind. From managing treatments and scheduling doctor's visits to simply worrying about bleeds, it can leave you feeling tired, anxious, alone, and even depressed.2

Do you need immediate mental health or emotional support? Call the Crisis Hotline (9-8-8) or download a mental health resource list from the NHF.

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You are never alone

On some days, you may feel emotionally disconnected from the world. But it may help you feel less disconnected by remembering that you have doctors, family, friends, and someone at the Crisis Hotline standing by whenever you need to talk.

Hemophilia treatment centers and the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) chapters host programs and events that address the emotional challenges of living with a bleeding disorder. These include summer camps for kids, community wellness events for all ages, and more.

Life with a bleeding disorder has taught me to not take life for granted.

-Norma, Patient

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Access bleeding disorders resources

  1. National Hemophilia Foundation. Steps for living: emotional health. Accessed February 15, 2023.
  2. Riske B. Wellness in persons with bleeding disorders. Nurses’ Guide to Bleeding Disorders. Accessed February 15, 2023.