Talk to your healthcare team about any psychological problems you might have.

They can help to get you the right mental health services. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness — it is a sign of courage!

You might want to ask for psychological help in the following situations:

  • You have trouble dealing with your condition of coronary artery disease, your treatments, your limits and your grief or sadness.
  • You find it hard to do what your healthcare team has told you (e.g., to take your medication as prescribed, to change your lifestyle).
  • You are afraid of dying and that is damaging your quality of life, making it hard to do the normal things you did before.
  • You feel depressed and anxious most days.
  • You feel too much stress.
  • You aren’t sleeping well.
  • You are drinking too much alcohol or taking too many drugs.
  • You can’t control your anger. 

Related information

Visit the Canadian Psychological Association at or your provincial psychological association to find a psychologist in your province.

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