Last year I wrote about Invisible Illness Week. Next Monday, September 14, sees bloggers coming together to bring awareness to issues that affect nearly half the US population.
The National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week runs from September 14-20 and invites bloggers to commit to writing about an invisible illness issue, even if they don’t usually write about health matters.
Lisa Copen, who founded National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week in 2002 said, “Though our illnesses and symptoms may vary, we still have a great deal in common. We can learn from one another about coping and finding the balance of taking care of ourselves yet living life to the fullest.”
Copen says patient blogs aren’t depressing like healthy people may assume. “Illness bloggers don’t typically dwell on the logistics of symptoms, lab tests, or hospital stays. Instead, they write on everyday topics and how their illness impacts their families, finances, careers. They may discuss patient advocacy issues, but they also write about vacationing with an illness or dating when you have a chronic illness.”
Visit InvisibleIllnessWeek.com to find ways of contributing to the week.