Online Support For Those with Invisible Illness – Link Parties!
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.
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.
“I CHOOSE TO ______” 2013 campaign-themed blogs – What do you choose? It could be something major, like “I choose to go to college” or it may be a smaller goal like “I choose to get dressed before noon.” Or even something more emotional, “I choose to know when to set boundaries.” Have you written about what you choose at your blog? Link it up here so others can find you!
Your Visible Hope Blogs (2012) – Are you taking photos of things around you that show your hope for this year’s campaign? If you are more of a visual person, you may find some online support through people’s images that show hope despite the pain. You will also find people who have written about this experience of finding hope in everyday people, places, things, or thankfulness.
Your Blogs for the Cause – Invisible illness issues can stir up a lot of emotions and we know YOU have something to say! Here you will discover people who are blogging for the cause, sharing their thoughts, and letting readers of their blog know about Invisible Illness Awareness Week. They offer so much online support for each of us, so go read and tell them thank you for being an advocate for all of us!
Your 30 Things Meme – We have a meme that can help you discover and share different parts of living with invisible illness. Hundreds 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!