"Our Illnesses May Be Invisible, but They're Very Real"
by Teri Robert at About.com Headaches / Migraine
Living with chronic headaches and Migraine disease, we have something in common with 96% of people who live with a chronic illness -- our illness is invisible. That doesn't make it any less real, painful, or debilitating.
- Nearly 1 in 2 Americans (133 million) has a chronic condition.
- 96% of them live with an illness that is invisible.
- The divorce rate among the chronically ill is over 75%.
- Studies have reported that physical illness or uncontrollable physical pain are major factors in up to 70% of suicides.
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