Between you and me, diagnosis, being able to call out that burden of an ailment and put a word to its pain, is, in and of itself, an important part of healing and symptom relief! In fact, it’s the only kind of name-calling I’d actually encourage! So together, let’s #CallitOut:
Give it a name. Your worries. Your struggles. Your pain. Your disorder. Give it a name. Assign it a plaque. And then #CallitOut! Holler its syllables before every trusted friend and family member, doctor, therapist and guide. #CallitOut in the mirror and under the steam of a shower. We cannot go on ignoring our suffering, but neither can we hold onto that suffering alone. So give it a name. And make that name heard.
Have you ever been told it was ‘all in your head.’ I know I have!
CLICK HERE to read my latest Huffington Post article about an elderly Chinese man, his (in)visible syndrome, and what we can do to put words to the pain!
© 2016 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.