Courtney Kellerman Wells, PhD, MSW, MPH, LGSW, is assistant professor and field coordinator at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, specializing in the psychosocial aspects of chronic illness and disability, social work in healthcare, adolescent development and qualitative research. As a social worker who grew up with juvenile arthritis, she has personal experience with mental health challenges and is now a researcher who focuses on mental health during times of transition. She is also an Arthritis Foundation volunteer, advocate and a true Champion of Yes!
April 6th, 2020 | Season 1 | 43 mins 52 secs
anxiety, arthritis, chronic illness, connect, coping, depression, juvenile arthritis, lupus, mental health, research, rheumatic diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, social worker, support group, therapy, transitions, wellness in challenging times
When you live with a chronic illness like arthritis, you’ve had to endure many different losses. So how do you cope with it all? Collectively, the world around us is going through the loss of what we used to know and the fear of the unknown. This journey is one those with arthritis experience daily. Social worker, researcher, Arthritis Warrior and Arthritis Advocate Courtney Wells shares her personal journey — and helps identify the important steps to take to ensure we’re mentally and emotionally well during these challenging times.
Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to get show notes: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast Read Courtney's blog with more information and suggestions for books and other podcasts here: http://blog.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/wellness-in-challenging-times/