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It Hurts to Talk About It: Chronic and Emotional Pain

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It Hurts to Talk About It: Chronic and Emotional Pain

Location:
Strawberry Hill Library, 7399 122 St

Date & Time:
May 30, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact:
BC Psychological Association
604-730-0501
admin@psychologists.bc.ca

Category:
Community Hosted

Community:
Newton

Cost:
Free

Presented by:

BC Psychological Association

2019-05-30 18:00:00 2019-05-30 19:30:00 America/Vancouver It Hurts to Talk About It: Chronic and Emotional Pain Learn about the overlap between chronic pain and emotional pain (depression). Strawberry Hill Library, 7399 122 St BC Psychological Association admin@psychologists.bc.ca

Chronic pain affects about 1 in 5 Canadians. Depression affects about 1 in 10 at some point in their lifetime. There’s a huge overlap between the two conditions. People with chronic pain often feel depressed, scared or frustrated, but they think no one cares or that they’re being a burden, so they don’t talk about it.

Families and loved ones of people with chronic pain care, but often don’t know what to say. Not talking about pain doesn’t make it go away, it makes it feel worse. It helps to talk about chronic pain.

Let’s talk about it.

It Hurts to Talk About It: Chronic Pain and Emotional Pain is a free presentation led by Registered Psychologist Dr. James Mok, who has focused on helping and teaching people with a variety of chronic pain conditions for the past 20 years. He’s been a member of interdisciplinary pain management teams in both private and public settings.

Registration is not required.