Dec. 23, 2016

“Caring for Me” program to launch January 2017

Through the generosity of the Women's Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the Mid-South Chapter is happy to announce "Caring for Me," a pilot program that will enable lupus patients to take advantage of special services that will result in a self-care strategy.

Why "Caring for Me"? We know, and scientific studies prove, that stress and anxiety can impact your health, especially when you have lupus. Those negative emotions can impact your feelings of control of your health outcomes and confidence in your ability to live as normally as possible.

Who is eligible?  Women who have been diagnosed with lupus and live in Bedford, Davidson, Giles, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Trousdale, Warren and Wilson counties of Middle Tennessee. We will select 20 participants for this pilot phase of the program.

What is involved? Two 90-minute sessions with a trained professional to help you express your concerns about lupus and your desire to reduce distress associated with your disease. In addition, you will complete a survey before and after the sessions.

How do I find out more? We will hold an informational teleconference on Friday, January 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. central time.  Please click here to register for the call, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.