25 Illness Facts to Tweet


Despite over 100 million USA residents living with a chronic condition, most people still don’t know that much about chronic illness. In a society where if you are ill you take a pill–and soon recover, the idea that you may have an illness forever–well, people tend to think that just happens to people with poor […]

3 Challenges of Being an Illness Advocate


Rhiann Johns Is anyone out there? One challenge that I particularly face, especially when one considers it is a rare condition–is simply by trying to find an audience for my blog. Again, as I have previously mentioned it is not a common condition with very little information on the Internet or in medical books and […]

Internet is Widely Used for Crucial Health Info


How often do you look up a symptom? Or information on a new medication your doctor wants you to take? In a recent study, it was discovered that 58% of those who found the internet to be crucial or important during a loved one’s recent health crisis say the single most important source of information […]

Does Mental Illness Count? YES!


We are frequently asked if Invisible Illness Week includes mental illness. Yes! It’s invisible, right? While we would like to expand our resources for those living with mental illness, we do have few. Please feel free to email us more or articles you may have. > Mental Illness Awareness Week is Oct 4-10, 2009 > […]

Chronic Illness Coping and Faith Statistics

Majority of Doctors Say Faith Helps Patients – A survey finds that 85 percent of U.S. doctors believe religious faith can help patients have a good outcome. Researchers polled 1,144 doctors for the study, which was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, The Los Angeles Times reported. Only 1 percent said they believe religious […]

Statistics Overview of Illness

Here you will find many statistics and stories about why we believe National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week is so vital. Feel free to use these statistics anywhere. You can quote the source, or link back to our web page for the source. General Overview of Statistics Chronic Illness Statistics Invisible Illness Statistics Mental Illness […]

Statistics – Chronic Illness

Nearly 1 in 2 Americans (133 million) has a chronic condition Chronic Care in America: A 21st Century Challenge, a study of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & Partnership for Solutions: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (September 2004 Update). “Chronic Conditions: Making the Case for Ongoing Care”. By 2020, […]