June has been a busy month for me. My academic library job search is over! Whooppeee! It’s a huge relief for me. Interviewing and job-searching can be stressful. Stress can trigger an autoimmune disease flare. How does a chronically-ill person handle stress and work demands?
Joining a support group is a good solution for managing stress, work and chronic illness. Check out the great resources at Inspire.
It’s an easy process to open an Inspire membership account. It’s free and members can be anonymous. I follow two of my favorite support groups via Inspire, the American Liver Foundation and ThyCa. I joined three groups: American Liver Foundation Support Community, Autoimmune Diseases Support Group, and ThyCa, Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association Support Community. I introduced myself to three discussion groups and began participating in the discussions: American Liver Foundation Support Community, Autoimmune Diseases Support Group, and ThyCa, Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Support Community. I posted in two discussions about Hashimoto’s and Thyroid Cancer and Autoimmune Hepatitis Support Needed.
When you activate your Inspire membership, you can choose your level of participation and anonymity. If you are feeling overwhelmed by your chronic diseases and you need someone who understands your personal situation, reach out to the Inspire community. Get Inspired.