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Mind Matters: Keeping Depression At Bay

Written by Shaunagh O'Connor

Keeping an eye on your moods, feelings and thoughts about living with chronic heart failure (CHF) means you're well placed to keep depression at bay.

Sometimes it’s tough to be optimistic and positive about things. It can take a lot of effort to see the bright or even just the manageable side of things and it can seem much easier and more realistic to get down in the dumps when confronted with a difficult time in life. Research has shown that living with a chronic illness like CHF is one of those difficult times, and more than a quarter of patients living with a chronic illness will also suffer from a mental illness.


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