Chronic Illness And Disability Links

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When you have a disability or are living with a chronic illness, you know there are many myths and preconceptions that people believe. Disability Sanctuary has listed myths and facts to help everyone be informed and break some stereotypes.

It’s the middle of winter and depression and seasonal affective disorder hits so many of us. Jenny Lawson a.k.a. The Bloggess wrote about different ways to help yourself and reminds you to not be ashamed that you have depression or ask for help. It’s as legitimate an illness as any physical illness you would see a doctor for advice and treatment.

People need wheelchairs for different reasons. Stop questioning them! Just because they don’t look like they need a wheelchair or they are sometimes able to walk, doesn’t mean they don’t need one.  (P.S.  Don’t read the comments.)

Many people with disabilities and chronic illness have caregivers. If you are a caregiver or know someone who is, the web site Caregivingcafe.com may help.

And this video has nothing to do with disability or chronic illness but each time I watch it, it makes me smile. Kia the Jack Russell terrier is looking for a tennis ball and seems to be enjoying the snow way more than most humans this winter.