Help and Support for Emotional Issues
Living with CAD may cause fear, anxiety, depression and stress. You may worry about heart problems or making lifestyle changes that are necessary for your health.
Talk about how you feel with your health care team. Talking to a professional counselor and joining a patient support group may also help you adjust to living with CAD. Through a support group, you can see how other people who have the same symptoms have coped with them. If you're very depressed, your doctor may recommend medicines or other treatments that can improve your quality of life.
Your doctor can recommend a mental health professional for you to speak with and may know of a local support group as well. You can also call EmblemHealth Customer Service at the phone number listed on the back of your member ID card or use our Find A Doctor tool to locate a professional in your area.
Support from family and friends also can help relieve stress and anxiety. Let your loved ones know how you feel and what they can do to help you.