There are several things you can do to cope with the emotional effects caused by alopecia areata, but one of the most important things you can do is talk with others who understand your journey. You are not alone, and NAAF is here to help. It will do no good to keep your questions and your feelings bottled up inside; there is somebody who knows what it’s like to live with this diagnosis and may even have a bit of valuable advice. Contact one of our telephone support volunteers today! There are many cities and towns across the country and around the world without telephone support. Learn more about what it means to be a telephone support volunteer. NAAF gratefully acknowledges the support provided by Eli Lilly and Company for patient support resources.