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November 13th, 2012

Today’s #HAchat: The Stress of Raising Awareness

by Amanda
Image Credit: Auntie P on Flickr

Since November is a busy month of awareness events for a handful of active health communities – we thought it would be a good time to discuss awareness, advocacy, and how to keep yourself motivated when stress builds.


Whether your condition is often covered in the media, rife with stigma and misconceptions, or rare and unheard of – we’re all working towards a similar goal: making the lives of those who live with the condition better. Raising awareness means: correcting misinformation, redirecting people’s attention, and supporting causes that work toward better treatments, cures, and research. As Health Activists, we do it every day despite designated awareness events that may or may not exist. And it can be a huge challenge. It can be overwhelming, difficult, and disappointing when things don’t go as planned.

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