Invisible illnesses can indeed be more dangerous than visible ones. This recent article posted on the Huff Post, articulates how an increased risk of suicide, judgement and prejudice from others and finally, a lack of research funding, puts those of us with invisible illnesses in danger.
Read the full article here: 3 Reasons Why An Invisible Illness Is More Dangerous
Not to compare illness, because all illness sucks, but sometimes it appears we are at a disadvantage on many levels, especially considering how many of us there are.
“And many invisible illnesses thwart our efforts to advocate for better because our energies are sapped by our daily existence. We are struggling just to function, never mind march with megaphones.”
Awareness is the key to solving each of those three issues. Sharing your story with others and fighting back against the preconceived notions with informative facts, will help us move forward. We may not be marching with megaphones, but every time we speak up or share our truth, we are widening our platform and making progress, one person at a time.
Stay strong! ❤