Counseling and Referrals

Counseling and support for organ transplant patients

Having an organ transplant is a significant change in your life, and can cause significant stress. The team at the Queen’s Transplant Center is committed to providing emotional support to our patients and their families.

If you are having a hard time adjusting to your illness and think you need help, please talk to someone: your dialysis social worker, your physician, or the transplant social worker are all great places to start. They can provide you with referrals to a mental health provider who specializes in transplant patients.

If you have had any of the following symptoms frequently in the last two weeks, please ask for help:

  • Little interest or pleasure in doing normal activities
  • Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless
  • Trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or sleeping too much
  • Feeling tired or having little energy
  • Poor appetite or overeating
  • Feeling bad about yourself- especially feelings that you’re a failure or have let yourself or your family down
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed. Or the opposite—being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual
  • Thoughts of suicide or of hurting yourself in some way