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Lupus and Mental Health During COVID-19 Webinar

Thursday, September 3, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. Central

The COVID-19 outbreak, and the social-distancing measures now in place to prevent its spread, have turned all our lives upside down. But if you are living with lupus, the pervasive climate of anxiety, stress, and isolation may be especially harmful to your well-being. Join us for this free webinar where we will discuss steps you can take to cope with stress in a way that will help you care for yourself and your health.

Brea Strong, MSW, LCSW, MBA, Behavioral Health Case Manager, Mercy Clinics. Brea provides therapy services to individuals with chronic medical issues. She has also been living with lupus for the past 18 years.

Lupus Education & Information

The Heartland Chapter provides education, information and assistance to people affected by lupus throughout our chapter territory. We collaborate with experts to provide clear, easy-to-use information, programs and resources to help you navigate every step of your journey with lupus.

Online Yoga Classes

Stressed much? We know how tough these times are and we want to help! The Heartland Chapter along with Alia El-Qunni from Redefining Lupus, are releasing a series of Yoga videos on our Facebook and Instagram  pages. You can watch and participate when it is convenient for you. Or watch on our YouTube Channel

Lupus Education

Through collaboration with lupus medical experts, we offer a number of free educational programs for people affected by lupus. These programs are held throughout our chapter territory and include topic specific workshops, half-day education conferences, and online educational programs. 

Watch  our Facebook Live recording as Dr. Al Kim from the Washington University Lupus Clinic discusses recent advancements in research and hopeful new therapies on the horizon. 

Watch Donald Thomas, Jr., author of "The Lupus Encyclopedia" gives the keynote presentation at the Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter's 2019 St. Louis Lupus Education Conference. This is a must watch for people who are affected by lupus.

Watch Our Facebook Live recording as Dr. Al Kim from the Washington University Lupus Clinic answers questions about COVID-19.

Information & Referral 

We provide accurate information, literature, resources and referrals to help people with lupus better understand and manage their disease.  If you would like to receive more information about lupus, a listing of physicians who treat lupus, or our New Patient Information Packet, please contact us at 314-644-2222 or 800-958-7876 or

Looking for local resources?  Check out our HEARTLAND CHAPTER RESOURCES page. 

Lupus Symptom Checklist

With lupus, every symptom matters. This checklist can help you keep track of symptoms and communicate about them to your doctor.

Lupus Symptom Checklist