Let your story be heard!
Welcome to invisible illness story! The reality of living with an invisible illness seems impossible to describe. But there is a way – put it in writing. Sometimes it’s easier to say it with the written word.
Regardless of chronic illness, either physical or mental, people don’t believe something they cannot see.
While they can never truly understand the day-to-day struggles of a person with an invisible illness, you can show them by writing your heart out! It will help to open their eyes to what you are going through.
This is a safe place to express your thoughts, regardless of who you are.
Below you can find stories of our contributors, friends and readers:
Endometriosis is a disease that occurs when tissue similar to the uterine lining is found in other places in the body. The gold standard of treatment for endometriosis is excision surgery.
Symptoms of the disease include pelvic pain, painful bowel movements, painful intercourse, nausea, vomiting, irregular periods, infertility, as well as others.
Endometriosis affects every aspect of the lives of those who suffer from the disease… [read more]
Throughout the years since meeting my wife, I have learned a lot about the importance of listening. But I wasn’t always good at it.
In the beginning, my wife was going through a lot of trauma. Mental and physical pain was alien to me at the time.
Endometriosis, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, constant panic attacks, and O.C.D. She felt broken on every level, it took me a lot of time to learn.
Meanwhile, I was under the impression that my accomplishments in learning were my alone.
Nothing could be further from the truth!
I have been encouraged, sustained, inspired, acknowledged and tolerated, not only by my wife but the best friend I have in her!
She is my rock and without her, I wouldn’t be the man I am today. Despite her pain, endometriosis, and its mental health consequences, M kept fighting and supported me in my moments of doubt.
Thanks to her, I wrote “No amount of anxiety will push me away” and created this very blog. With M’s help, I am in the process of finishing my second book!
Writing gave us the opportunity to express our emotions and spread awareness about invisible illnesses.
Share your own:
We need stories like yours to fight the stigma behind invisible mental and chronic illness.
It is vital to inspire others and educate them that mental, and chronic ill-health problems can happen to anyone regardless age, race or class.
It takes a lot of guts and bravery to share the story of your own but you can stay anonymous or give a nickname, only your close ones will remember.
Every single story is important to us and shapes the urgency of our work. Your story makes others believe there they can overcome their struggles. We’re here to support you and will gladly do.
Don’t overthink it, just say what’s in your heart!
Your story can make a big difference to someone else struggling with similar problems right now.
It can also inspire others to seek help and treatment. To make better changes in today’s mental health system.
Chronic illness and mental health problems affect many people and no one should feel ashamed of it! By sharing your story and your experiences, together we can end the stigma.
So, don’t be ashamed of your story, it will inspire others!
So, how can you do it?
Write your invisible illness story in your own words and send it to us in any format you want to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll take care of the rest. We are going to review it and e-mail you back with the confirmation.
There’s no right or wrong! What matters is that you’re honest and that you write a minimum of a 1000 words.
We write much longer articles but your story can be in a form of a short post. Unless you like to pour your heart out, we won’t mind.
After that, your story will be live on our blog. You will be able to share it with the world!
There is nothing to lose!
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