Fibromyalgia awareness day was May 12. There is a lot of fibromyalgia awareness out there now. A lot more than there used to be. But
How A Trump Proposal Could Reduce ‘Happy’ Disabled People A new policy proposal by the Trump administration calls for the surveillance of disabled people’s social
There was recently a campaign for mental illness awareness called #BellLetsTalk. And most people love this campaign because Bell, the company promoting it in Canada,
People do notice things about those of us with chronic illness but they may not know it is because of chronic illness. Maybe they think
I’m just going to say it, there is a lot of stigma with chronic pain that makes society as a whole judge us as socially
You’re faking it One of the most common stigmas we hear is ‘You’re faking it.’ In some form or another. To get on disability. To
I was on this forum and migraines came up. Just randomly. And those with episodic migraines said things like: I hate it when people fake
Two bonus ones! (Because they wouldn’t fit on here so BONUS MATERIAL! And one alternate at the end there.) ‘You are now thin so
How has the stigma impacted you, and how have you fought it? There are many forms of stigma and I have faced a few of
It is one of the worst feelings in the world when you face medical stigma. One is mental illness stigma and leading to improper care.
I am on leave from work because of depression and pain. I wasn’t able to function when I was there and my productivity showed it
Those of us with chronic pain on the outside look fine. People will call us lazy because we do not look disabled. They will
I always wonder why people who discriminate against disabled people seek out groups like that one Facebook to spit their hate. Seek it out.
The Working Mother research included case studies of women with such disabilities as Asperger’s and fibromyalgia. What distinguishes this group of disabled workers area, among