I just learned today that this week is Invisible Illness Awareness week. It’s all about spreading the word to those who don’t quite understand what invisible illness is or what it’s like to be chronically ill with it. I shared this link tonight on Facebook from The Mighty with all my friends and family on […]Get The Word Out-Invisible Illness Awareness Week!
Click here to read more on chronic pain. The more you learn, the better you’ll be able to understand and show empathy towards people.
The aim of this article is to describe the experience and the long-term conditions of chronic illness. Many sufferers with chronic illness, including many children, often have trouble explaining the level of pain they are in.
Some of the challenges they face are: burn out easily, neglect own bodies, skip lunch, frustrated, fatigue, working too many roles, bored, workload, overwhelmed, pressure, anxiety, depression, fear etc..
Read more below or click the image to learn more.
Why chronic illness is a global health issue and the responsibility is not equally shared, there is a lack of communication, relationship conflicts and every person would be more self directed if outside influence stops.
This learning platform can help us to better understand the importance of why a positive attitude and a flexible mindset are key to the success in the recovery from a disabling chronic illness. Understanding empathy is the first step, but also we can contribute to the quality of a sufferer’s mental health and mental illness by listening more, hearing other points of view and learning the key statistics and facts of chronic illness and chronic pain.
It’s often necessary to gain needed accommodations at work or at home, proper medical care, support, and understanding. It can often feel isolating at times. If you need to talk confidentially you can call Samaritans on 116 123 at any time.
“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” – Stephen R. Covey
What are your thoughts on this article? Did you listen with empathy?
“Just because symptoms aren’t physically there when looking at a person struggling does not mean they are not struggling internally,” Emily Torchiana
“People who don’t see you every day have a hard time understanding how on some days–good days–you can run three miles, but can barely walk across the parking lot on other days,’ [my mom] said quietly.”Jennifer Starzec
I have created a link to the Invisible Illness board to share important pins because it can happen to you….We are all in this together♡
“Empathy is important because it helps us understand how others are feeling so we can respond appropriately to the situation and to connect” by Stephen Khan
“You don’t have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. You can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it, because it’s really important you share your experience with people so that you can get the help that you need.” — Demi Lovato
Click here to read on to see how other people are coping and pick up some tips to support your journey along the way.
I thought I would post the comparison between the normal person’s Pandemic Life vs. My Disabled Life… currently. Because there are similarities and differences.
The same with a normal person’s experience with COVID-19 and having to stay at home with the stress, anxiety and rapid changes in their lives
How my experience being disabled is similar to the Pandemic Life
- I have lost my job to being disabled, So Many have been laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I remember what that felt like. And I remember all the emotions and fear and anxiety that comes with that.
- I went on disability and many are going on the Canadian EI package (Canada Emergency Response Benefit) to supply income… and both of us are aware of income instability. This doesn’t match our actual income (Mine more so, obviously, since it is less than 2000 a month)- This…
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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Ian MacLaren