Amputee Grief and Depression

Grief and depression can affect both the new amputee and their loved ones. Understanding that grieving is a part of loss can help on the road to recovery. Sometimes speaking to others that have been in the same situation can be a great way to get the support that you need. 

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Additional resources

  • ​​Dealing with emotions associated with limb loss

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  • Mental Health America has an online tool to screen for depression. The link below has tests that screen for depression, anxiety and PTSD.

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  • The Amputee Coalition publishes a resource, First Step – A Guide for Adapting to Limb Loss, that contains information about coping with loss.

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  • The Amputee Coalition also lists a number of support groups on their website.  Attending a meeting may help with dealing with grief. 

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  • The Trauma Survivors Network has a program called Next Steps that uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase one’s self confidence and sense of empowerment. Next Steps teaches you the skills to become an active self manager of your health and your life.   

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