Discussion Series: Mental Health After Treatment
May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Stupid Cancer’s newest program is Discussion Series: a month-long deep dive into crucial AYA topics with weekly sessions. Each ninety-minute online workshop will focus on a different aspect of the overall topic, featuring a presentation and small group discussions. Attendees are encouraged to participate in all four sessions but are not required to do so. Attendance at each session will be capped at 25 participants, with priority to those who register for all four weeks.
The first 30 minutes of the session will be a recorded presentation to be shared on our website as a mini-webinar available to our full community. The final hour will be a confidential discussion section and will not be recorded.
Our first topic is Mental Health After Treatment. This series is limited to survivors and patients only.
Discussion Four: “The Long Haul” with Sh’nai Simmons, PhD, LMHC
Even if your cancer is many years behind you, survivorship lasts a lifetime. Your feelings about your cancer experience may change or develop over time. Intense “scanxiety” may crop up each year; every ache, pain, or allergy symptom might set off alarm bells. And for those on ongoing therapies or living with metastatic disease, cancer will never be “over.” This discussion is an opportunity for adolescent and young adult cancer patients and survivors to discuss how they manage their long-term mental health and learn coping strategies for the long haul.
*All event times are in Eastern Time.