Free Webinar: Mental Health and Mesothelioma

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Join The Mesothelioma Center on Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. ET to learn effective ways survivors and families can manage mental health and mesothelioma. Our panel of experts includes a mental health counselor and two mesothelioma survivors. Together, they will explore important topics such as everyday mental health struggles, successes and coping mechanisms.

After a cancer diagnosis, many people experience signs of stress and anxiety. Malignant mesothelioma can severely impact mental health as well as physical health. Learning to manage and overcome these challenges can significantly benefit your quality of life.

This webinar will cover the most common mental health concerns and diagnoses for mesothelioma patients, plus early signs, management strategies and things to avoid. Mesothelioma survivors Tamron Little and Michael Cole will join mental health counselor Dana Nolan, MS, LMHC to discuss the emotional challenges of this disease.

Following the presentation, webinar attendees can participate in a live Q&A, during which the panelists will answer audience questions. Registering for the webinar with a Patient Advocate will also ensure you receive a webinar recording via email after the event.

Essential Mental Health Topics Covered In This Webinar

During this webinar, you’ll learn how others have managed self-care, overcome trials and gone on to live healthy and prosperous lives. Their experiences could offer insights into how you can approach your mental health.  

As mesothelioma survivors, Tamron and Michael can provide unique perspectives on their experiences of struggling with and overcoming negative mental health issues. And Dana has spent years counseling mesothelioma patients on how to work past mental health challenges to lead a happier and healthier life.

Mental Health Webinar Topics
  • How a mesothelioma diagnosis can affect mental health.
  • The most common mental health diagnoses for mesothelioma patients.
  • What it means to have anxiety, depression, grief and PTSD.
  • The signs and symptoms of mental health issues.
  • What patients and caregivers can do to manage stress and mental health.
  • What to avoid and how to prevent worsening mental health problems.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that as many as 75% of cancer survivors experience symptoms of psychological distress. Mental health issues can affect everyone differently. 

There’s no way to predict how you’ll feel after a mental health diagnosis. However, having the best resources at hand could help you navigate the worst of mesothelioma, stress and mental health.

Who Should Attend the Mental Health Webinar?

You should consider attending this webinar if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. This informational event is also recommended for caregivers.

Recommended Webinar Attendees
  • Survivors who are curious about reducing stress after a diagnosis.
  • Those coping with a loved one’s recent mesothelioma diagnosis.
  • People interested in supporting a loved one.
  • Caregivers wanting to learn about signs of mental health issues.
  • Survivors, caregivers and loved ones looking to improve their mental health.

Robust mental health is vital to managing cancer and a healthy quality of life. If you have questions about mental health for mesothelioma patients, you can ask them during the live Q&A at the end of the webinar. 

Panelists’ Backgrounds

Dana Nolan, MS, LMHC

As a licensed mental health counselor, Dana moderates the monthly mesothelioma support group at The Mesothelioma Center at She has years of experience in clinical research and has counseled inpatients and outpatients in the U.S. and Australia. She also offers individual and family counseling.

Dana is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences, community organizations, and professional roundtables. Her passion is helping patients cope with cancer and other serious diseases. Dana holds a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Western Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida.

Tamron Little

Tamron received her peritoneal mesothelioma diagnosis after a routine pregnancy ultrasound. After giving birth, she underwent HIPEC surgery and radiation. She has navigated nearly two decades after a mesothelioma diagnosis and gone on to become a renowned public speaker and advocate for others with asbestos-related diseases.

Tamron is a family-oriented ordained minister who became a contributing writer for The Mesothelioma Center at in 2018. She continues to share her experiences with the mesothelioma community, helping patients, caregivers and loved ones through their most difficult times. 

Michael Cole

Michael’s doctors diagnosed him in 2015 with pleural mesothelioma. His aggressive treatment included an extrapleural pneumonectomy surgery and several rounds of chemotherapy. In 2018, his cancer returned. He then chose to pursue immunotherapy and radiation. Michael has since experienced no new cancer growth and now aims to educate others about mesothelioma.

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