Pain and your mood

A group of six animated young people, each displaying a different mood ranging from happy to laughing to sad to angry.

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Living with chronic pain can lead to changes in your mood and your sense of wellbeing. It is normal for pain to cause an emotional response. When you are hurting, you may feel irritable or tense. When pain persists, these feelings can become stronger and you may feel frustrated.

If you ever feel like your mood has become unmanageable, seek help. If you are feeling overwhelmed, it can help to talk to a close friend, partner, parent, counsellor or doctor.

You can also contact the Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868) or a local distress line (see: and speak to a counselor.

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