Tag: Mental Health


3 Tips for Advocacy of Instagram

I created @anxietysupport on November 12, 2012.  I was sitting on my mom’s couch in dire need of a supportive community of people who shared similar struggles. I had been in recovery for a little over a year from panic disorder with agoraphobia and was struggling immensely with anxiety and depression, so much so that…

Patient Leader #FollowFriday – May 4th, 2018

Last weekend was the HealtheVoices conference and I had the pleasure of meeting over 100 Patient Leaders in 40 condition areas. Was it awesome? Yes. Was it overwhelming? Yes but so worth it. This #FollowFriday is a special one, not only because we are featuring 4 Patient Leaders, but they're all people I met at…

Patient Leader #FollowFriday – March 23rd, 2018

Another #FollowFriday is here and we've got another three Patient Leaders to knock your socks off! The following three Patient Leaders were all finalists in the 2017 WEGO Health Awards and for good reason, they are making major moves in advocacy. This Friday take some time to read about these three, follow them on their…

March #WEGOHealthChat Recap: Combating the Stigma of Chronic Illness

Living with a chronic illness not only means dealing with a lifetime of complications but it also means endlessly fighting off the stigma associated with chronic illness. How do you combat the stigma of chronic illness? Is it through education and awareness? Is it your role as a Patient Leader to combat this stigma? What…

Patient Leader #FollowFriday – March 9th, 2018

Happy Friday, Patient Leaders!   Can you believe that it's almost time to start thinking about starting nominations for the 2018 WEGO Health Awards? It seems like it was just yesterday when we were announcing the finalists. To reminisce on some of those wonderful people, we're featuring three of last year's finalists to get you…

Eating Disorder Patient Leader #FollowFriday – March 2nd, 2018

Happy Friday, Patient Leaders! This past week the online health community celebrated National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  This awareness campaign is meant to start a conversation, help raise awareness, bust myths, and provide help for those struggling with an eating disorder. Thousands of patients, supports, and advocates turned to social media this past week to celebrate…
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