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If you’re feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or helpless about the coronavirus pandemic, you are not alone.

These feelings are especially common among people who are immunocompromised or at a higher risk for COVID-19 complications. You may have specific questions or concerns related to your condition — and personalized answers are not easy to find.

The Global Healthy Living Foundation — a non-profit organization that provides advocacy, education, research, and advocacy for people living with chronic illness — is collaborating with clinical psychologist Laurie Ferguson, PhD, who specializes in chronically ill patients, to provide resources to help you cope with mental health concerns during the coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19 is taking a toll on everyone’s mental health, but people living with chronic illnesses have unique concerns and needs. Don't miss out on content tailored to you and delivered straight to your inbox — for free. 

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Patient Perspectives

My Arthritis Support Group Can’t Meet in Person Right Now, So Here’s How We’re Adjusting for Coronavirus Quarantine

Learn more about how an arthritis patient who runs a peer support group is changing how they operate during coronavirus quarantines and lockdowns.


The Global Healthy Living Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people living with chronic illnesses (such as arthritis, osteoporosis, migraine, psoriasis, and cardiovascular disease) by advocating for improved access to health care at the community, state, and federal levels, and amplifying education and awareness efforts within its social media framework. GHLF is also a staunch advocate for vaccines.

The Global Healthy Living Foundation is the parent organization of CreakyJoints® (
www.CreakyJoints.org), the digital arthritis community for millions of arthritis patients and caregivers worldwide who seek education, support, activism, and patient-centered research through ArthritisPower® (www.ArthritisPower.org), the first-ever patient-centered research registry for joint, bone, and inflammatory skin conditions, and hosts PainSpot (PainSpot.org), a digital risk assessment tool for musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Visit www.GHLF.org for more information.

2 Panic Attacks in 2 Weeks of Self-Quarantine: A Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient’s Coronavirus Anxiety

'I lived in New York City during and after the September 11 attacks. This reminded me of the feelings of dread and despair I had back then.'


Here’s How I’m Adjusting My Rheumatoid Arthritis Self-Care Routine for Coronavirus — and It’s Not Easy

'I am taking some of the most extreme precautions I have ever taken in my life. Self-isolation, no play dates for my son, no non-essential outside trips, no dating. Did I mention how lonely all of this is?'


20 Journal Prompts to Help Chronic Illness Patients Cope with All. Of. This.

According to the American Psychological Association, expressive writing (writing about your thoughts and feelings) has helped boost immune health and support overall health in patients with asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.


Cultivating Calm in an Anxious Time: How to Do a Simple ‘Mindful Body Scan’ Meditation

Mindful body scan is a well-researched method of quieting the mind and noticing where there is tension or pain in your body as you breathe slowly and release each area as you are able.


The Myth of ‘Self-Soothing’ During the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Psychologist’s Perspective

This advice from clinical psychologist Laurie Ferguson, PhD, is a good reminder of the importance of staying virtually connected with others to fight loneliness and isolation.


Handling Unpredictability in the Era of Coronavirus: A Psychologist’s Advice for Chronic Illness Patients

This advice from clinical psychologist Laurie Ferguson, PhD, can help you cope with the lack of control you may feel over your environment and health right now.


Preventing Coronavirus Loneliness from Social Isolation: Advice for Chronic Illness Patients

As immunocompromised and high-risk patients are being advised to stay home as much as possible, here is advice from therapists on how to navigate feelings of isolation and distress that may arise from extended time at home.


Coronavirus Anxiety: Key Advice for Chronic Illness Patients from Health Psychologists

We asked top psychologists and rheumatologists for strategies that chronic illness patients can use to ease anxiety about the coronavirus.


Expert Advice

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. GHLF.org and CreakyJoints.org is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Laurie Ferguson, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
Director, Education Development, GHLF

Laurie Ferguson, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
Director, Education Development, GHLF

Mental Health and Coronavius

A Chronic Illness Patient’s Guide to Navigating COVID-19

The 20+ Things That #HighRiskCovid19 Patients Are Completely Tired of Hearing Already

Learn more about comments and issues that people at high risk for coronavirus complications are tired of hearing over and over again.


Hey, Flippant People on Social Media Making Light of the Coronavirus: Can You Please Listen to Someone with a Suppressed Immune System?

Learn more about why an immunocompromised patient wants others who are making light of the coronavirus to understand the seriousness of the outbreak.