Emotional and Mental Health Resources: Teens and Young Adults

Besides the normal turmoil of adolescence, having a diagnosis of Juvenile Myositis can present you with more stress due to changes in body image, medical visits, medicines, etc. Know the warning signs of depression and anxiety. Adjusting to life with Juvenile Myositis is not easy but we are here to help. 


Dr. Polly Livermore
Paediatric Rheumatology Senior Nurse Academic from Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

“From my recent UK study asking children and young people to talk about their experience with JM, we showed how important it is for health care professionals to actually ask the children and teens themselves how they are coping. JM patients told us that they often feel different to their peers and siblings, and suffer from feelings of uncertainty as the illness, medicine side effects and future pathways into adulthood, can be unpredictable. Thanks Cure JM for helping to support these children, young people and families all over the world!”

Doctor and young juvenile myositis patient.

What is Juvenile Myositis?

Juvenile myositis, including juvenile dermatomyositis and juvenile polymyositis, is a group of rare and life-threatening autoimmune diseases, in which the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and tissues.

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