Online support is a powerful way to connect with others who understand what it feels like when you suffer.
Do you remember life before the internet when there was no such thing as online support? Some of us certainly do. The only way we could really talk about our illness or find someone who understood what we were going through was to attend a support group. Support groups are beneficial, but some of them are also not much of a support ironically.
You have get dressed, find directions, drive somewhere, and sometimes hike through a large parking structure and building just to connect with a few people that “get it.”
Online support has changed all this. And we hope with the link parties below you will find some encouragement and hope. Thousands of people have blogged about Invisible Illness Week over the years and many are participating this year as well.
Check out some of the web site where people have shared their stories, their aches, their joys, and have created an oasis of online support for those with invisible illnesses or chronic conditions.
To link your own blog post up, find the best place below in one of the three subject areas. Click the link and you will find a place to add your link.
Your story – Here you will find bloggers who are sharing a part of their invisible illness journey with you, what they have learned, what they struggle with, their hopes, dreams and disappointments.
JUST ONE 2-14 campaign-themed blogs – What is the JUST ONE in your life? Is it just one fear you have overcome? Just one goal you are setting this year? Just one more diagnosis you are coming to terms with? Just one person who has made a huge difference in your life? Share your just one!
Your 30 Things Meme – We have a meme that can help you discover and share different parts of living with invisible illness. Thousands of people have participated since 2009 and here are some of them who have linked up to us!
We hope you are able to find some wonderful online support through these “link parties” above. And don’t forget. . . you can join all of them yourself if you write something on your blog. Just scroll down past all the other links and click the “add link” button. It’s easy and you will be sure to connect with others for some awesome online support!