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The suicide rate is 85% percent higher for people with cancer than the general population.‡
We believe psychosocial support, like the programs offered at Gilda’s Club, as a complement to medical care should be an integral part of cancer care and can have a positive impact on cancer patients and their families. At Gilda’s Club Quad Cities our goal is to increase the health and well-being of people impacted by cancer by increasing social interactions, giving a sense of control, and increasing feelings of hope and community.
We accomplish this through our evidence-informed program of support groups, educational workshops, healthy lifestyle activities, social connections and providing resources and referrals, all at NO COST to everyone who participates.
Gilda’s Club has seen encouraging trends in decreased levels of depression, anxiety and feeling of loneliness for individuals who attend our programs.
From January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 Gilda’s Club Quad Cities members reported the following…