Turn to your family and friends for support

Why it’s important to stay connected

Does your psoriasis make you want to withdraw from family and friends?

If this sounds familiar, it is important to consider that loneliness can affect stress levels and sleep, which can make your experience of symptoms worse. If you feel ashamed of your psoriasis, you are more likely to try to keep it secret, which can be emotionally tiring.

By being open, and taking the time to explain your condition, you can put loved ones in a better position to offer the support you need.



Try to stay connected

So try to stay connected and enlist support from those closest to you. By being open, and taking the time to explain your condition, you can put loved ones in a better position to offer the support you need. Though it may feel challenging, if you let people in, you allow them to help you.

If you have been feeling persistently sad, hopeless, tearful or anxious for more than a few days, you should speak to your doctor.

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