An amazing number of people have chronic illnesses or other health conditions that others aren't aware of. I don't only mean people don't know someone has one of those conditions. Often they may not even know the conditions exist or believe they're real. I've heard many stories of people who can barely get through a typical day being chastised by others for using a disability parking space or sitting in a bus seat for disabled people. And often they're told the conditions that make their lives so difficult are "all in their heads."
Now something is being done to raise awareness that these conditions are true illnesses and people who have them actually are disabled. This is the first National Invisible Illness Awareness Week. To learn more about it please follow these links.