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Joseph Harris
Joseph Harris • 1 year ago

It can feel isolating to deal with your (or a loved one’s) health condition. When you’re experiencing symptoms, undergoing treatment, and especially are coming to terms with a new diagnosis: you can feel like no one understands. Even the most supportive friends and family can’t fully understand what it’s like to face a completely alternate or uncertain future. We have discovered that by engaging with members of the online health community – that loneliness can lessen. | #mugshot #health #contest

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You’re not crazy, and it’s not all in your head. No one understands you – and what you’re feeling or thinking – better than you. And no one can tell you that what you’re feeling is wrong. Mental illness is real, your symptoms are real. If you can’t find a healthcare provider that will take you seriously, don’t give up. Keep searching until you find the help you need. Remember that there is nothing wrong with seeking help, or seeking better care. | @WEGO Health | #mugshot #health #contest

When patients have access to the tools that they need to educate themselves and don’t settle for anything less than the best possible care - patients change healthcare. There is a wealth of information and support available in the online health community - but you have to take the initiative to seek the information and be willing to reach out for support. Every time you speak out about your experiences you improve yourself as a patient and Health Activist. | #mythmugshot #health #contest

WEGO Health, Health Activist share their myth mugshots. | I have chosen 'Hidden Disabilities do exist' as there are still people who believe that even though a person looks well there can't be anything wrong with them - which isn't the case for a lot of disabilities including neurological conditions, mental illnesss and many more. | brainlesionandme.... #mythmugshot #health #contest

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"Cheer up!" "Just be positive." "Hey, it could be worse." These phrases are often said with the best intent - but they can sometimes trivialize the experience that someone is going through. Simply telling someone to "smile" doesn't instantly absolve them of their struggle. You don't *have* to be positive - just be where you are. Wherever that is - be there - and let yourself take the steps that *you* need to take. That process is a unique and necessary part. | #mugshot #health #contest

WEGO Health, Health Activist create their own myth mugshots. | There is still life outside of the bathroom. | #mythmugshot #health #contest

WEGO Health, Health Activist create their own myth mug shots. | If you seek help you are not a failure. | | #mythmugshot #health #contest

WEGO Health, Health Activist create their own myth mugshots. | This is my life and I will find a way to celebrate EVERY day. | @Chris Dean #mythmugshot #health #contest |

Upon diagnosis, it can feel like this is your new reality. Doctor’s appointments, online research, telling family and friends…suddenly you’re slapped with a new label: [your condition]. You are not your diagnosis, and your diagnosis doesn’t mean you stop being who you are. It is a new part of you, and though it may alter your lifestyle, change your relationships, and the things you learn will shape who you are and how you view the world - it does not define you. | #mythmugshot #health #contest