Spotlight on Mental Health

Depression impacts up to 1 in 4 cancer patients, and anxiety affects nearly as many patients and survivors. Caregivers are also at risk for substantial distress. Our blog series "Spotlight on Mental Health" examines the unique mental health concerns and needs of cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and providers. The series also explores challenges to accessing mental healthcare and shares ways we are working to close the gap so that people can receive the cancer support they need to thrive. 

Debbie with her father at a family event.
Read September 14, 2023

Depression, Suicide Risk, and Cancer: Studies Suggest We Have to Talk About It

Former CSC CEO Debbie Weir remembers her dad, who died by suicide after 3 years of cancer treatments, and reflects on the importance of highlighting National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Debbie also shares information about our free support resources for people impacted by cancer, as well as national mental health resources to help those in crisis or emotional distress.
A woman wearing a colorful head scarf embraces her sister along the bank of a sunlit river
Read February 16, 2023

How Can Cancer-related Side Effects Impact Mental Wellness?

Cancer-related side effects can be hard on patients physically, mentally, and emotionally. Our research uncovered one surprising explanation about the link between pain & nausea intensity and psychological well-being. Keep reading for more details and ways to cope.
Lotus flower on pond with lily pads
Read November 3, 2022

Spotlight on Mental Health: Let’s Talk About Cancer Support and Why It’s Critical

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults lives with a mental illness. Factor in the stress of a cancer diagnosis, and the numbers become even more concerning. To help address these urgent concerns, we’ve been busy expanding our support programs and services with new, innovative offerings. We share more in this blog, which kicks off a new series on mental health and cancer.