Jeffrey Knajdl, Caring.com Expert


Jeffrey Knajdl is director of psycho-oncology services in the Cancer Counseling program at Creighton University in Omaha


Recently Published on Caring.com

How do I get my father, who's depressed about being treated for cancer, to talk about how he's feeling? — Nov 17, 2007
I've found that it almost never works to ask a cancer patient "Are you depressed?" It's difficult to suggest to your father that he's having trouble coping withou...
What can I do to help my mother stop crying all the time? — Nov 12, 2007
This is a very common problem. Some cancer patients tear up at every little thing, or they'll start crying and be unable to stop. They can't control it, which just makes th...
How can I comfort my mother when she feels distressed about losing her hair? — Nov 12, 2007
Sometimes it's not what you say to your mother, but what you let her say. She's going through something really major, and she's sad, worried, and upset. It's hard for you t...