You all obviously know about the irritating assumption that we are not sick, because we don’t LOOK sick. People associate illness with common physical effects like pale skin, an agonised facial expression, weight loss, tubes coming out of our noses, a tumor or wound that is VISIBLE. What does Chronic Illness look like? What do our symptoms look like? N O T H I N G. They are I N V I S I B L E. They cannot be seen, but are very much REAL. So, lets set the story straight once and for all. THIS is the face of Chronic Illness:
I really encourage you to take a similar photo of yourself, and post it with the title “THIS is what Chronic Illness looks like“.
Tag me in it – reblog me – don’t steal this page and mark it as your own! You don’t have to show your face if you would like to maintain privacy. Get creative!
Be the face for Chronic Illness, and,
help spread awareness for our cause!
Surviving through severe depression and suicide.