Navigating Life's Challenges

Oasis Program for Pain

Living with Chronic Pain is a challenge. When you have pain with depression, it may feel overwhelming. Depression magnifies pain and makes it more difficult to cope with the challenges of daily living. If you are living with chronic pain and depression, you are not alone.

  • About 32 million people in the U.S. report having pain lasting longer than one year.
  • Between one-quarter to half of the population that report pain also report feeling depressed.
  • On average, 65% of depressed people also report pain.
  • People whose pain limits their independence are especially likely to get depressed or anxious. (source: WebMD)

Oasis Program for Pain offers understanding and effective counseling and support for people with chronic pain and depression.

  • Individual Counseling – for those who have more serious depression or other personal life challenges.
  • Group Therapy – two support groups which provide support, guidance and skills to cope with pain and to find hope.

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Oasis Program for Pain is coordinated by Adele Michaelides-Thomas, LCMHC. If you would like more information about our pain services, or if you would like to consider joining one of our groups, Adele may be reached at 603-355-2244, ext. 8302, or by email at amichaelides@MAPSnh.org