Today is the FIFTH Annual International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day! The first Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day happened in 2013, christened by Toni Saunders of TNnME. On this day, we work to raise the profile of TN in our social media circles. Many people fundraise for facial pain causes by designing and selling graphic tshirts andContinue reading
We Want a Few Good Men and Women to COMMIT themselves! October 2, 2017 Pain patient communities are in deep trouble all across America. We are being made scapegoats for the incompetence of our own government in its abuse and desertion of people like us — all in the name of solving a so-called “opioid epidemic”Continue reading Opioid Policy Activism: It’s Up To YOU!
I am supporting an effort to gather information to help the cause of chronic pain patients and demand the withdrawal of the 2016 CDC opioid prescribing guidelines. We need reports of denial of treatment leading to diminished quality of life and/or suicide among our communities. Even if you don’t have a name, please provide gender,Continue reading Have You Been Affected Adversely by the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines?
In the world of social media, some of the best tools for awareness are videos. At Face Facts, we are slowly building a library of short videos for people to get the word out about facial pain on social media. Our next project, which we hope to complete before October 1, features YOU. All youContinue reading Raising Awareness and Building Bridges with Video
…and we’re ready to share! On August 27th, the US Department of the Treasury granted us IRS 501(c)3 nonprofit status, retroactive to November, 2016, when the Facial Pain Advocacy Alliance was born. That’s a major milestone for a fledgling organization, and we achieved it in under a year! You might be asking yourself, “What difference doesContinue reading We Have Big News…
For all those who want to participate in the movement to fight back against unfair anti-pain patient opioid legislation, Red Lawhern has done the hard work of compiling the most important points, complete with references, for anyone to use when lobbying their legislator. Please download this important document and use it when calling or visitingContinue reading STOP THE WAR AGAINST PAIN PATIENTS! – A Point Paper for Lobbying Legislators
Pain patient communities are in deep trouble all across America. We are being made scapegoats for the incompetence of our own government in its abuse and desertion of people like us — all in the name of solving a so-called “opioid epidemic” which we didn’t create. Our doctors are leaving pain management practice. Our legislatorsContinue reading Lawhern: An Invitation to Opioid Policy Activism
Here’s another addition to Richard “Red” Lawhern, PhD’s growing and authoritative body of work, written on behalf of chronic pain patients everywhere. An Open Letter to the Baptist World News Red has been sounding the alarm about the fictitious prescription opioid crisis for years, endlessly appealing to the CDC and others to have aContinue reading New Entry in the Lawhern Files
What better way to promote awareness of your cause than to have it written all over your face? With this profile photo overlay tool, you can do exactly that! Just go to our page at Twibbon and follow the simple instructions to create your own “I Am a Facial Pain Warrior” Facial Pain Awareness profile photoContinue reading Social Media Activism: Profile Picture Overlay
As a reader of this blog, you are probably already aware of the many shouting voices of government Agencies trying to get in on the action concerning the so-called “opioid crisis” in the US. As pharmacist Steve Ariens pointed out to me recently, it seems like everybody wants to pursue their own agendas. And noneContinue reading A Government In Disarray Over Opioid Therapeutic Use vs. Addiction