Alpha-1 & Mental Health


When we talk about health, we can’t just focus on lung health, or liver health, or brain health, and not even whole-body health. You have to see the whole person, and make use of the tools and resources that benefit minds and bodies together.

The Alpha-1 Foundation took note of the large number of Alphas and their caregivers who reported challenges with mental health.  In particular, over 70% of those who responded to our survey reported they suffered from anxiety and/or depression.   We set forth to find tools that might benefit our community.


E-Education Videos

The Alpha-1 Story Video

The Alpha-1 Story Video







Additional Resources:

  • Emotional Responses to Your Illness: Coping with Alpha-1 Lung Disease - AlphaNet Big Fat Reference Guide                  Please note that you need to be a registered user to be able to access AlphaNet's Big Fat Reference Guide.
  • Mental Health Screeners and resources are also available at Mental Health America (MHA). Taking a mental health screening is a quick and easy way to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.  Be sure to read and understand the terms of use and agreements of MHA.