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!
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..
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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?