Right for those who are on Facebook, I would really appreciate some help. For May, the folks at WEGO Health are aiming to dispel common misconceptions and myths surrounding illness and disabilities.
One of the ways in which they are raising awareness of different health conditions and causes is to hold a ‘Myth Mugshot Photo Contest’ which gets patients, carers of health activists like myself to share something that is true and important to their particular condition or cause, and to upload a photograph of ourselves holding a piece of paper that tells the truth about the person’s particular health condition.
I ave decided to share the following:
Hidden Disabilities DO Exist
There are many people still out there who still believe that if a person does not look sick or disabled then there can’t be much wrong with them. This of course is s a huge misconception as there a large number of health conditions which are hidden, and cannot tell by looking at someone that they have a particular health condition. These include conditions such as depression, anxiety, diabetes, neurological conditions, those with brain injuries and the list goes on and on.
So please for those who are on Facebook please visit the WEGO Health Myth Mugshots Photo Contest Page (just click the link!) and ‘Like’ my photo (the 14th one on the page) of me holding a sheet which says my truth (“Hidden Disabilities DO Exist”)