Issue 208: The Hope That We Will Not be Forgotten After the COVID-19 Pandemic Ends & Using Nasty Experiences as Opportunities for Advocacy | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 10 April 2020. Issue #208. In this issue: Using nasty experiences as an opportunity to turn the tables for advocacy purposes. The ableism that is rampant in the workplace and society, as accommodations can clearly be made as seen in this pandemic, but aren’t. Chronic pain doesn’t give you a break; it trails along […]

Issue #206: Why So Many Who are Passive Suicidal Do Not Dare to Seek Help & Sadly, the Coronavirus Situation is a Taste of What Chronic Life is Like | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 27 March 2020. Issue #206. In this issue: The innate stigma of passive suicidal ideation, and why so many people do not dare speak up and seek help. There is a difference between being true to yourself, and being intractable. Motivational tip: Focus only on what you need to achieve right now, and take […]

Issue #198: The Compatibility of Psychology and Psychiatry Help & The Importance of Slowing Down Daily Especially with Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 31 January 2019. Issue #198. In this issue: Nipping pain in the bud with painkillers, in order to prevent a bigger pain flare that will require harsher medications to suppress. Neither psychology nor psychiatry sessions are ‘better’; they are compatible with the same goals in mind. Enduring stress and pain flares to go to […]

The Rise of Online Counseling & The Nuances of Online Communication

*Note: Whilst this post is sponsored by BetterHelp, all opinions expressed in this review are my own. Digital communication is on the rise, and isn’t limited to simply texting or calling friends and family. Many services are now available online or via an app; from food and grocery delivery, to instantaneous cashless payments, and even […]

‘Stress Less’ Now: a Complete Course by a Psychologist Who Lives with Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

*Note: This post contains affiliate links. It will not cost you anything to click on them, but I will get a small referral fee from any purchase, which will be used to maintain this blog. Thank you! Stress is Part of Life, and More so with Chronic Illness I have a friend, Julie, whom I […]

Issue #168: Grieving Isn't Only for the 'Big Things' & Don't Undermine the Importance of Your Mental Health | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 05 July 2019. Issue #168. In this issue: When it’s the end of the day, all you can do is to sleep on it, and deal with it tomorrow. Don’t ignore your mental health, and find a good therapist to be part of your team. The difference between self-care and caring for yourself. When […]

Why You Need a Good Therapist on Your Healthcare Team (Based on My Personal Experiences) | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

*Note: Whilst this post is sponsored by BetterHelp, all opinions expressed in this review are my own. If there’s one advice I’d give as a person who’s lived with chronic illnesses for 20 years, it is this: don’t ignore your mental health, and find a good therapist to be part of your healthcare team. I […]

When Autoimmune Disorder Ravages Your Face (and How That Led to My Body Dysmorphic Disorder) - Guest Post by: Julia Métraux | A Chronic Voice

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Julia is passionate about writing and contributes to various online publications. She aims to raise awareness on rare diseases and mental health, and we’re honoured to have her share her story with us here today. The stress of living with either chronic illness, permanent injury, or mental illness is one […]

Issue #149: When Others Minimise Pain as if it Were a Competition & How to Support Those with Chronic Illnesses | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 15 February 2019. Issue #149. In this issue: When others don’t empathise but minimise, as if pain were a competition. Naps do not kill chronic fatigue. You never know what someone is going through, and how to support those with chronic illnesses. With all the innovations in the world, why are cinemas lagging in […]