42 posts tagged “psoriasis”

Raising awareness and taking action for Psoriasis Awareness Month

Posted August 28th, 2017 by

August is Psoriasis Action Month, and this month when those living with psoriasis raise awareness about what it’s like living with a condition that is often misunderstood and stigmatized. We asked members of the PatientsLikeMe community to share what they wish others knew about life with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, here’s what they said…

Like the National Psoriasis Foundation says, psoriasis isn’t contagious, but awareness is! Share your experiences with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis and learn from others living with the same condition.

On PatientsLikeMe there are more than 5,600 members living with psoriasis and more than 2,000 members living with psoriatic arthritis. Log in to PatientsLikeMe now to join the conversation share your experience and learn from others living with the same condition.

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Breaking barriers on World Psoriasis Day

Posted October 28th, 2016 by

Back in 2004, a group of patient associations from around the world launched World Psoriasis Day. Conceived by patients, for patients, World Psoriasis Day is an international event that aims to give a voice to the more than 125 million people worldwide living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

This year’s theme is breaking barriers. Psoriasis patients face barriers every day in the healthcare system, at work, in school and social situations. So tomorrow on October 29, the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) is calling on everyone to help psoriasis patients:

 

FIGHT prejudice, stigmatization and discrimination

RAISE awareness, understanding and hope

GAIN access to proper diagnosis, treatment and improved quality of life

 

Here’s how you can get involved:

Share IFPA’s animated film – This short video focuses on this year’s theme of breaking barriers – help spread it on social media and share it with friends and family.

Join the Thunderclap Campaign – Sign up  and allow Thunderclap to post a message on your social media on October 29 – they’ll be posting at the same time all over the world to speak up for psoriasis with one voice.

And if you’re living with psoriasis, connect with more than 5,400 PatientsLikeMe members in the psoriasis community.

Let’s rally together tomorrow and help break barriers.

 

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