Children who grow up with a prominent CMN or many CMN can have psychological issues relating to their different skin, particularly during teenage years. However, the psychological impact will vary depending on the child’s personality and the support received from family and friends. In many cases, where adequate support from friends and family is available, people with CMN can become very confident.
Naevus International is actively supporting the creation of new CMN patient support groups in countries around the world. A current list of active CMN patient support groups can be found here.
Other organisations can also be very helpful in dealing with visible difference, offering excellent guidelines, information and support. Here are some helpful links: