The majority of people I see, both in my private practice and the young people I see in a project with Social Services would not be classified as ill by those who see them. Indeed many have been told that they need to just get on with their lives.
This week is Invisible Illnesses Week and time for a reminder that there are so many illnesses that do not leave signs lying around that anyone can pick up immediately. Most of those with depression hide it. ME and Fibromyalgia do not show to a casual observer.
So, if you know someone who has an invisible illness and you think they would appreciate it why not buy them the gift of an Aromatherapy Massage?
If you have an invisible illness why not treat yourself?
I can guarantee that I will not judge you for your illness and I will believe what you tell me about it.