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While there can certainly be blessings on your health journey, there’s also a dark side. It’s not uncommon to hear people with eczema, psoriasis and other skin rash conditions share of about their anxiety, depression and even thoughts of suicide.

It’s important that we take an honest look at the emotional and mental toll that skin rashes can take on someone.

The hope is that we can create awareness and help those who feel as if they are drowning in their toughest moments.

In this episode, I’m sharing the stats that I’ve uncovered that are heartbreaking. It’s my hope that by acknowledging what’s happening, we can do better and demand better care.

I’d love to hear your thoughts below in the comments section.

In this episode:
  • Negative emotions that often come up for people living with skin rashes
  • It’s more common than you think to deal with daily anxiety, depression and even suicidal thoughts
  • Surprising stats that we should be talking about (but aren’t)
  • Why negative emotions don’t necessarily just stop or go away as your rashes disappear
  • Most shocking stat about eczema sufferers who commit suicide
  • What’s the best way to reach out for help (and who should you talk to)

In a JAMA dermatology study…eczema sufferers were 44% more likely to have suicidal thoughts and they were 36% more likely to attempt suicide compared with those who did not have the disease.

One of the most disturbing things that I discovered looking into this research is that “two-thirds of patients with eczema who died from suicide had visited a physician in the month before their death.”

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