To increase awareness that nearly 1 in 2 people in the USA live with illness and about 96% of it is invisible.
National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week is held annually in September and is a worldwide effort to bring together people who live with invisible chronic illness and those who love them.
It features virtual seminars online, promotional materials such as t-shirts, buttons and more and a chance to kindly bring awareness to loved ones.
Join our group and invite your friends to help support your efforts in bringing awareness to many that nearly 1 in 2 people have a chronic condition (if it's not them it's someone the love!) and most of it is invisible.
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1. Invisible illness is more prevalent than we realize.
2. Oftentimes the emotional challenge to describe or justify one's pain is more difficult than the physical
3. Regardless of one's illness, we have more in common than not; the invisibility of most disease can be hard to understand for friends and family.
4. Education, tools and inspiration for hope while living with illness should be accessible to those with illness.
5. Invisible illness includes: migraine pain, mental illness, learning disabilities, eating disorders, sensory processing disorder, autism, etc.