Helpless is the feeling that there is nothing you can do about a situation - as if you are standing frozen to the ground on a train track with a speeding train approaching.
If you stop for a minute and review your life to date, it is likely that you will see that there is no time in your life when you have been totally helpless. Look at whatever coping mechanism worked for you then,. Use use it now.
Review the content of this web site and you will also see that there is likely to be something that you or someone you know or have access to, can do.
If a feeling of helpless is really a feeling of loss of hope, keep in mind that when it comes to a life challenging disease, there is no such thing as false hope. No matter how bad a situation, at least one person lives. There is no reason that person cannot be you.
If the feeling of helpless remains and affects your life, speak with a professional mental health counselor and/or a buddy and/or a support group. In addition to helping with your emotions, you are likely to learn additional practical tips that will be helpful. See: