The IBD Centre at Agaplesion Markus Krankenhaus in Frankfurt needs financial support and awareness for the young adults suffering from the many physical and mental consequences of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
Funds raised since 2019 contribute to specialized professional support and counseling for patients and their families, for this still widely unknown or discussed debilitating disease.
The project seeks to offer psychological care for young adults with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) such as Crohn´s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis. These diseases cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss and weakness over time. More than 400,000 people in Germany live with a form of IBD. These diseases occur at the age of 15 to 35, when young people fall in love, leave their parents and plan their working life. IBD is not curable and can increase the risk of cancer as well as a low quality of life. People who have this disease often can´t work, lose social contacts and have problems in their partnerships. This often leads to the development of shame, anxiety and depression.
------------- Claudia Gutmann (Leading Psychologist)
The Recommended treatment
Agaplesion MarkusKrankenhaus Psychologist team will establish specialized support for patients and their families.
Offer 10 hours counseling per week over the span of 1 year; Encourage the families to raise hopes and begin a new life with IBD; To lead the way for other initiatives throughout the country.
How These Funds Will Help Them
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