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How to Take Care of Your Mental Health After a Herpes Diagnosis

A genital herpes diagnosis can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety — among other struggles. Here’s how to combat the stigma and take care of your mental health.

By Emily Depasse

Chronically Capable: A Platform For Those With Chronic Conditions to Find Jobs

Finding a job while living with a chronic condition is no easy feat. But what if it was? This Lyme disease warrior is making it possible with a platform that connects those with chronic conditions to jobs that offer flexibility and understanding.

By Vera Gibbons

Professional Martian With Ankylosing Spondylitis #NBD

I know you’re thinking, first, what’s a professional Martian? And second, how does she roam Mars while living with ankylosing spondylitis? We answer it all in this compelling interview with Dr. Tanya N. Harrison, Ph.D.

By Charis Hill

Sleepovers With UC: Tips for Overnight Stays

Staying outside your own home and potentially sharing a bathroom can cause some awkward moments with IBD. Here’s how to handle it.

By Jackie Zimmerman

Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Reading List

Figuring out how to live well with rheumatoid arthritis can feel isolating. These 12 authors have been in your shoes and their books are incredibly helpful.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Expanding Your Resource Toolkit for RA

You can't go it alone, so it helps to have a team of health experts from doctors to physical therapists helping to keep you afloat with rheumatoid arthritis.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

9 Lessons Learned From Living With Psoriatic Arthritis

After living with psoriatic arthritis for 25 years, patient advocate Diane Talbert shares nine insightful lessons on managing her condition, from asking for help to finding the right doctor.

By Diane Talbert

In the Hospital for Crohn’s, One Woman Turned to Crochet

Nadia shares her IBD story and how it led her to create a crocheting blog, YARNutopia, and educate others about Crohn’s disease.

By Stephanie Stephens

When ‘Thriver’s Guilt’ Sets in After Chronic Illness

What do you do when you’re finally healthy but your friends are still sick? Where do you fit in the community? Jackie shares how going into remission with ulcerative colitis changed her relationships.

By Jackie Zimmerman

Sick and Tired: How to Deal With Fatigue From Ulcerative Colitis

For those of us with UC, fatigue can be physical, mental, or a combination of the two. These tips can help you manage it.

By Mandy Morgan