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But you look so good!
96% of illnesses are invisible. These people do not use a cane or any assistive device and may look perfectly healthy.
60% are between the ages of 18 and 64.
It's hard to know what to do when a person has an illness. It’s even harder when it's virtually invisible.
So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating National Invisible Chronic Illness Week
Don't be afraid to talk about what they're experiencing. Open the lines of communication and follow the other person's lead. If they want to go into details, they will. If they would rather talk about other things, they will let you know.
If you're living with an invisible chronic illness it's important to keep connected. Reach out for support. It's only by opening up about your illness that you can educate people and invite them to be there for you.
You may be surprised, but they may be dealing with their own invisible chronic illness and could really use your support, or they may become one of your biggest advocates or confidents. You won't know until you give them a chance.
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