As advocates, you’re constantly in the health conversation: looking at what’s being said and trying to help people navigate new diagnoses, treatments, symptoms, and stigma. You work hard to put great, honest info out there wrapped in narrative – truly putting a face to what patients go through every day and really making a difference.
So it must be totally frustrating when you come across something false, incorrect, stigmatizing, or just plain outrageous. Let’s use that today. What is the most ridiculous thing you’ve heard about health or your condition? Was there any context? What did you think at the time you heard it – and what do you think of it now?
How do you address these myths and some of the other absurd internet info on your condition?
This is the perfect topic to ask Health Activists. I can’t wait to see what people come up with and hear how you dealt with these ridiculous situations and what advice you have for others who may hear something just as out there.
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