As numbers of SCA survivors have increased, we have become increasingly aware of the emotional aftermath of their survival. While they are lucky, research indicates that many struggle with depression, anxiety, and guilt. Survivors with depression face worse outcomes in terms of mortality and are less likely to be treatment adherent. This presentation will address the research on the emotional needs of this group, and the ways in which that is an important additional link in the medical chain of survival, beyond their physical needs. It will address ways in which their needs can be supported. This is appropriate for survivors, family members and medical professionals who work with survivors in rehab and in device clinics.