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See our members’ online art show!

Posted February 1st, 2019 by

PatientsLikeMe members have a lot in common beyond their experiences with their health conditions. For example: a love of creativity and visual arts.

For the second year in a row, PatientsLikeMe members have contributed to an online community art show, hosted in our Mental Health and Behavior forum but open to all members. With their permission, we’ve highlighted a sampling of our members’ artwork — from drawings, paintings and photographs to jewelry, fabric and graphic arts — in a new Facebook album.

“BLUE CITY – MOROCCO,” OIL ON CANVAS BY MEMBER CRAIG BRAQUET

In total, the 2017 art show and 2018-19 art show drew (no pun intended!) 300+ forum posts and 2,000+ “likes” — data that shows we’re a vibrant and supportive social network for patients. (Psst — join PatientsLikeMe or log in to see all the wonderful entries in these art shows and connect with thousands of others living with 2,700+ health conditions.)

“PatientsLikeMe is a large community but events like this highlight just how connected and comfortable members feel to share their talents with each other,” says Vivien Roman-Hampton, our mental health community moderator and a licensed social worker. “These examples of such amazing art are a reminder that our members are more than their health challenges — they are complex, unique, creative individuals. I’m thrilled to be able to see this all come together.”

Sharing about artwork and creative outlets isn’t entirely “off topic” in a place where people come to discuss their health conditionssymptoms and treatments; some members consider art therapyjournaling and other forms of expression part of their self-care and treatment regimen (click on these links to learn more about how much these practices help).

Artist or not, we hope you’ll join our community — and follow us on Facebook and Instagram — to stay in the loop on all things PatientsLikeMe!


Meet our 2019 Team of Advisors!

Posted January 30th, 2019 by

We’re excited to announce the nine members who have been selected to join the 2019 Team of Advisors! This group of active members will be collaborating with PatientsLikeMe in the next year to offer feedback on new research and product development, to advocate on behalf of patients, and provide real-world perspectives to us and our partners.

“It’s nice to connect with people who go through the same things that you do every day,” says on Team of Advisors member Marybeth, who’s living with multiple sclerosis and other chronic conditions.

Click here to watch a 2-minute video about this group!

Say hello to the team! Pictured above left to right:

(Back row/standing)

Marybeth (Blujnbby), living with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, myasthenia gravis

Steven (Stunninsteve), living with multiple sclerosis

Joseph (Jpo_runs), living with Parkinson’s disease

Ashley (Ashley876), living with major depressive disorder and PTSD

(Middle row/seated)

Juana (Juanymata), living with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome

Wes (Jwsexton7), living with ALS

Eva (Treat2c), living with fibromyalgia, migraine, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome

(Front row/seated)

Sande (Sandman123), living with rheumatoid arthritis

Brandy (Bstarks), living with fibromyalgia

This year marks the 5th anniversary of our Team of Advisors program! As in past years, this group is available to our members as a resource to the rest of the PatientsLikeMe community and you’ll be hearing more from them throughout the year. In the meantime, join us in congratulating this year’s team!

Join PatientsLikeMe or log in today to connect with these members (here in the forum or through their linked usernames above) and thousands of others who are living with health conditions like you.