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9 Stupid Things People Say About Psoriasis

No matter if it’s said out of love or rudeness, many comments about psoriasis are just plain stupid and inaccurate. Here are some favorites followed by facts.

By Alisha Bridges

Suicide: What We Can Do Together to Save Lives

Suicide is a social problem that requires a community response. A woman whose life was saved by the intervention of others urges society to action.

By Therese Borchard

Living With Psoriasis? Stand Tall With These Tips on Combatting Stigma

As a visible skin condition, psoriasis is associated with stigma. People just don’t understand. Stay confident and combat the stigma with these nine tips.

By Casey Nilsson

Busting Myths About RA Pain and Opioids

In order to squash the stigma on opioid use for chronic pain, you must first understand the myths that surround pain for those living with RA. Use this piece as an explainer for your friends and family who just don't get it.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

You May Think You Know About RA, But You Have No Idea

People assume so many things about living with RA, like that it’s “just a joint disease,” or that men can’t get it. These facts may help clear things up.

By Lisa Emrich

7 Ways to Beat Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community

The combined stigmas of being depressed and black can make getting the right care extremely challenging. Mike Veny offers seven ways to combat the stigma.

By Mike Veny

Migraine Pose: Why It's Unfair to Trivialize Migraine

Julie Ryan responds to Instagram’s “migraine pose” started by makeup artist Nam Vo, reminding the media that migraine is a painful condition that needs to be taken seriously.

By Julie Ryan

Schizophrenia Unveiled: A Brave Depiction of Life With the Illness

Any perceptions you held of schizophrenia are about to be shattered. Rachel Star Withers affords us a view inside her world living with the illness.

By Rachel Star Withers

Dear Media: A Real Portrayal of MS, Please

MS is often portrayed in the media as hopeless causes, full of pain and disability. But that’s not the real picture, says Jackie Zimmerman.

By Jackie Zimmerman

What Doctors Wish You Knew About Chronic Hives

Understanding this condition is key to managing your symptoms—doctors offer their insight on what you need to know.

By Eileen Bailey