The physical management of incontinence can be an undertaking in itself, (something that Cooper Medical hopes to help alleviate for you) but it is only a piece of the puzzle when it comes to maintaining a healthy body and mind.
Mental well-being is an important element to any individual's overall health. People with incontinence may feel embarrassed or reluctant to share their struggle or experience with those around them. However, there is no need for those with incontinence to feel isolated and alone. Over 400 Million people experience symptoms worldwide. It is a condition that affects both men and women, and it is not exclusive to older adults. There is a whole community of people living with the condition who find comfort in sharing their first-hand accounts with others who also live with incontinence.
Whether it is to learn, vent, or simply to connect, there is value in discussing conditions in an embarrassment-free setting. Below are links you can click on to see our suggestions for getting started with a support group:
These are great resources for those who wish to remain anonymous while sharing, learning, and receiving support. For those who are comfortable, it can be empowering to share your own experiences in order to help erase the stigma and shame surrounding incontinence.