Coping with illness, such as cancer or a blood disorder, can be extremely difficult for patients and caregivers. Emotional health (also known as mental health) is an important part of handling the stress of illness, fear, anxiety and worry of the unknown.
Your care team at the West Michigan Cancer Center (WMCC) may suggest counseling or therapy services at some point in your journey. There are many different kinds of counseling services in our community and the social work team is happy to explore this with you to find a good fit.
Please understand that if at any point you or a loved one is considering harming themselves (suicide) or others, you need to take them to the nearest emergency room for further evaluation. This is considered an urgent need for follow up.
WMCC developed this list of resources. This list does NOT include all possible providers. Please contact your insurance provider to access a list of “in network” providers to avoid extra charges. WMCC also respects your right to choice of provider and does not recommend any specific provider on this list or in the community.