Mental health is as important as physical health, especially when living with chronic conditions like lymphedema, lipedema, and venous disease. Here are some resources for more information and support.
Know the Warning Signs
If you or someone you know needs help now, you should immediately call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or call 911.
Common Diagnosis: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD: https://www.nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/Mental-Health-Conditions
Virtual Connection, Real Support
Living with lymphedema and lipedema is more than just managing symptoms. That’s why Lympha Press is here to support you beyond your compression therapy needs with virtual opportunities for inspiration and encouragement.
Lymphedema Patient Roundtable
Living with lymphedema is challenging. Learn from others with this condition how they effectively manage and thrive while living with lymphedema at our monthly Lymphedema Patient Roundtables, held on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 PM EST. Watch past Roundtables or register to join us at an upcoming Roundtable!
Lipedema Patient Roundtable
Learn from the experiences of some of the most insightful influencers in the lipedema world. Lipedema Patient Roundtables are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 8:00 PM EST. Watch past Roundtables or register to join us at an upcoming Roundtable!
There is no definitive lymphedema or lipedema experience. From veterans and athletes to college students and parents, life with these conditions is as varied as the people who live with them. Browse our library of interviews to hear from real patients as they share their stories, in their own words.
Mental Health Resources for Marginalized Communities
- NAMI: Sharing Hope for Mental Wellness in the Black Community
- NAMI: Compariendo Esperanza Mental Wellness in the Latinx Community
- The Los Angeles LGBT Center: offers programs, services, and global advocacy for LGBT people that span four categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, and Leadership and Advocacy.
- Open Path Psychotherapy Collective: a non-profit, nationwide network of mental health professionals providing reduced-rate, in-office and virtual mental health care to individuals, couples, children, and families.
- Inclusive Therapists: a nationwide network of therapists that aim to make the therapist process simpler and safer for Black, Indigenous, people of color, and the LGBTQIA2S+ community by matching you with a therapist. They also advocate for mental health care to disabled people and honor the neurodiversity spectrum.
- National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network: provides a nationwide network of therapists for Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, as well as a Mental Health Fund that is designed to provide financial support for psychotherapy to QTBIPOC.
- The Loveland Foundation: “provides financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy nationally.”
- Latinx Therapy: a directory of therapists, courses and workshops, wellness resources, and more for Latinx people.
- A Therapist Like Me: a non-profit “dedicated to connecting minority-identifying clients to minority-identifying therapists, advancing therapists of color, [and] providing financial gifts to minority-identifying clients for psychotherapy…”
- Healing in Color: a directory of BIPOC therapists who are committed to supporting BIPOC through individual and collective healing.
- Asian Mental Health Collective: a collective that provides mental health resources and community for the Asian community around the world; “From organizations to artists, these are people who are trying to pave the way for the acceptance and normalization of Asian mental health issues.”