Anxiety and Panic Attacks: When is it Time to Get Help?


Kidney disease presents a number of stressful situations that can lead to feelings of anxiety. How do you know that it’s time to seek help? Mark Meier, MSW, is the Founder and Executive Director of the Face It Foundation. He explains what the symptoms are and how to determine if they are affecting your life or your health care. In addition to providing some tips on coping with anxiety, he asserts that “you owe it to yourself to deal with it.” You, your family, and your health care providers will all benefit.

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With your Host…

Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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