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
Since it is Facial Pain Awareness Month, it seems especially appropriate to discuss the merits of raising awareness in the first place. You may ask: What difference does it make, really? Does it matter if our friends on Facebook see that we have facial pain conditions? Is it really necessary to turn our social mediaContinue reading Awareness and Why It Matters: Diagnosis and Earlier Intervention
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!
One of the many things that unites facial pain patients the is the desire for our conditions to be better known. Awareness brings research dollars. Research is our best hope for the thing we most desire: better treatments and, eventually, a cure. But increased awareness requires activism. You may be thinking, “How can I be an activist forContinue reading Letter Writing Activism for Facial Pain