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Tuesday 29 January 2013

Feburary Is Mental Health Month

When we get to a point where posts like the one below by my courage friend Barry Strader aren't necessary, we'll have succeeded.

We've got a long, long way to go, but we can get there.

"I'm posting this because recently I have been mocked and laughed at for things beyond my control... I have one of these illnesses as does some of my friends.... Not one of my facebook friends will copy and paste (but I am counting on a true family member or friend to do it). If you would be there for me no matter what then copy and paste this. I'm doing this to prove a friend wrong that someone is... always listening. I care. Hard to explain to someone who has no clue. It's a daily struggle being in pain or feeling sick on the inside while you look fine on the outside. Please put this as your status for at least 1 hour if you or someone you know has an invisible illness (IBS, Crohn's, PTSD, Anxiety, Arthritis, Cancer, Heart Disease, Bipolar, Depression, Anorexia, Bulimia Diabetes, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, MS, AS, ME, COPD, Epilepsy, Autism, Borderline personality disorder, M.D.,D.D.D., CFS, Histiocytosis, RSD, PBC,RLS etc.) February is mental health month....Never judge what you don't understand..."

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