What NOT to Say to Someone with Chronic Pain

Karen Lee Richards Health Guide
  • We've all experienced it. People make a comment or give us advice about our chronic pain condition that is thoughtless at best and downright cruel at worst. Sometimes the comments come from well-meaning friends or family members who think they're “helping” us. Other times they may come from not-so-well-meaning people who clearly lack empathy. Regardless the intention, their words are hurtful.


    In honor of National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week, Lisa Copen, founder of Rest Ministries, put together this video compilation of examples of some of the ill-considered things people say – to “help you know what people say isn't personal – it's typical.”

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    What NOT to Say to Someone with an Invisible Illness



    Have you experienced other hurtful comments/advice not included in the video? If so, please share.


Published On: August 25, 2013