TRANSITION & ADJUSTMENT: POST-DIAGNOSIS SUPPORT FOR MENTAL HEALTH, BEHAVIORAL AND MEDICAL DIAGNOSES
Are you or a family member struggling to come to terms with a recent diagnosis and finding it hard to get on with life? Do you find yourself on edge and pushing people away, even your partner…even though you don’t really mean to? Are you avoiding going out with your friends and family because they don’t understand and don’t know what to say anymore? Adjusting to all the hurdles, bumps, and jumps can get tough to navigate.
Even though a diagnosis challenges the individual, this new territory can change the direction of a couple’s relationship and throw the whole family into a tailspin. And nobody knows how to talk about it.
Diagnoses come to individuals at all ages, including prenatal, children, adult and elders. Changes are a part of life. Dottie Melton works with transition and support for individuals, couples and families facing adjustments to mental health and behavioral issues, medical diagnoses, and life-cycle challenges.