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😔Nobody Should Feel Traumatised Because of Their Health😔

Nobody should ever be made to feel traumatised, especially because of their health or disability. Sadly, however, as with many chronic health conditions & disabilities, stigma is a major factor in the treatment of people living with FND. A study into the stigma towards those of us living with FND showed that 61% of individuals who completed the ‘Stigma Survey’ by FND Hope reported that they had felt TRAUMATISED because of their FND journey, while a further 18% were unsure whether they had felt traumatised or not. Thankfully, there were 21% of people who did not feel traumatised by their experiences, which is great. However this statistic should definitely be much higher than it currently is & that is why raising awareness of this debilitating condition is so important. Together we can help path the way for better acceptance, understanding & treatments for people living with FND. 💪🏻🧡💙

@fndhope @sassyfndlife #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #ChronicIllness #chronicpain #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety

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🚸🧡FND Affects Children!🧡🚸

Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is a debilitating condition that most people have never heard of. I had never heard of FND until I was diagnosed with it & neither had the people around me. FND causes a wide variety of debilitating physical symptoms, cognitive impairment, chronic pain, chronic fatigue & can have a huge impact on a person’s mental health. This, like most chronic health conditions & disabilities, also heavily impacts the lives of those around you.
Sadly, this debilitating doesn’t only affect adults – it also impacts the lives of children! As adults, understanding & living with FND is extremely difficult, I can’t imagine how much more difficult it must be for children, their parents, families & friends.

@fndhope @sassyfndlife #FND #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth #Parenting #MightyTogether

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🚸🧡FND Affects Children!🧡🚸

Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is a debilitating condition that most people have never heard of. I had never heard of FND until I was diagnosed with it & neither had the people around me. FND causes a wide variety of debilitating physical symptoms, cognitive impairment, chronic pain, chronic fatigue & can have a huge impact on a person’s mental health. This, like most chronic health conditions & disabilities, also heavily impacts the lives of those around you.
Sadly, this debilitating doesn’t only affect adults – it also impacts the lives of children! As adults, understanding & living with FND is extremely difficult, I can’t imagine how much more difficult it must be for children, their parents, families & friends.

@fndhope @sassyfndlife #FND #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth #Parenting #MightyTogether

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🧡💙Shocking & Saddening FND Statistic!🧡💙

Living with the symptoms of FND is hard enough without having to also deal with the stigma associated with it too. Sadly, MORE THAN 80% of people living with FND feel that they have been treated dismissively and/or poorly because of their FND diagnosis. Nobody should ever have to experience the negative impact that stigma and dismissiveness treatment can have on a person’s mental health. This is why the work of the amazing FND charities, campaigners and patient advocates, is so vitally important – people living with FND need, and deserve, understanding, compassion, support, and above all, respect! 💪🏻🧡💙

@fndhope @sassyfndlife #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #MentalHealth

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Experience with service dogs?

I would love to talk to someone who has had a service dog for any of the following disorders or even psychiatric conditions more generally. I am increasingly becoming more disabled as time goes on and I feel I have no choice but to try one despite the costs. Would help easy the uncertainty to talk to others who have used them.

#OCD #PTSD #FND #ServiceDog

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Experience with service dogs?

I would love to talk to someone who has had a service dog for any of the following disorders or even psychiatric conditions more generally. I am increasingly becoming more disabled as time goes on and I feel I have no choice but to try one despite the costs. Would help easy the uncertainty to talk to others who have used them.

#OCD #PTSD #FND #ServiceDog

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🚸🖍️Children get FND too!🖍️🚸

Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is a debilitating condition that most people have never heard of. I had never heard of FND until I was diagnosed with it & I remember feeling like I was the only person on the planet who had this condition, especially as the people around me had never heard of FND before either. But this debilitating doesn’t only affect adults – it also impacts the lives of up to 20,000 children in the UK! As adults, understanding and living with FND is difficult. I can’t imagine how much more difficult it must be for children, and, of course, their parents, families and friends. That’s why the work of FND charities, websites & FND campaigners, is so important – everyone who lives, or cares for someone, adult or child, needs support and encouragement. Support groups like this one, or the online Peer Support Groups by FND Hope UK, are great sources of support.
So remember, no matter how FND is impacts your life: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! 🧡💙

@fndhope @sassyfndlife #FND #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth #MightyTogether

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🚸🖍️Children get FND too!🖍️🚸

Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is a debilitating condition that most people have never heard of. I had never heard of FND until I was diagnosed with it & I remember feeling like I was the only person on the planet who had this condition, especially as the people around me had never heard of FND before either. But this debilitating doesn’t only affect adults – it also impacts the lives of up to 20,000 children in the UK! As adults, understanding and living with FND is difficult. I can’t imagine how much more difficult it must be for children, and, of course, their parents, families and friends. That’s why the work of FND charities, websites & FND campaigners, is so important – everyone who lives, or cares for someone, adult or child, needs support and encouragement. Support groups like this one, or the online Peer Support Groups by FND Hope UK, are great sources of support.
So remember, no matter how FND is impacts your life: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! 🧡💙

@fndhope @sassyfndlife #FND #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth #MightyTogether

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🧡💙If you live with FND: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!🧡💙

Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is a debilitating condition that most people have never heard of. I had never heard of FND until I was diagnosed with it & I remember feeling like I was the only person on the planet who had this condition, especially as the people around me had never heard of FND before either. I felt so isolated that I spiralled into a deep, dark, depression & experienced severe anxiety.
Then, through the work of FND charities, websites & FND campaigners, I discovered that I wasn’t nearly as alone in my struggles as I felt because up to 100,000 adults in the UK are living with FND. This realisation was a game changer for me & I hope that this will be the same for others whose lives have been impacted by this debilitating neurological condition.
If you live with FND: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! 🧡💙

@fndhope @sassyfndlife #FND #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth #MightyTogether

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🧡💙If you live with FND: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!🧡💙

Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is a debilitating condition that most people have never heard of. I had never heard of FND until I was diagnosed with it & I remember feeling like I was the only person on the planet who had this condition, especially as the people around me had never heard of FND before either. I felt so isolated that I spiralled into a deep, dark, depression & experienced severe anxiety.
Then, through the work of FND charities, websites & FND campaigners, I discovered that I wasn’t nearly as alone in my struggles as I felt because up to 100,000 adults in the UK are living with FND. This realisation was a game changer for me & I hope that this will be the same for others whose lives have been impacted by this debilitating neurological condition.
If you live with FND: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! 🧡💙

@fndhope @sassyfndlife #FND #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth #MightyTogether

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