Support Network For Chronic Diseases
yourself freely among those who understand.
You are no longer alone!
We are more
Share with the community that completely understands what you are going through, and empathizes with you. You may not feel comfortable sharing with your family or close friends, but you are among those who care, with us. Most importantly, gain support, offer your opinion, and feel empowered by both.
We are Supported!!
We learn from a crowd sourced repository of experiences in coping with the diseases that affect your life. A knowledge base like no other to use as we learn about nutrition, medical complexities, comorbidities and medical side-effects.
We are Empowered!!
Depression, alienation, and stigma might be common factors among all of us, but that can change quickly. We feel much stronger when we help others and gain hope for ourselves and for others. Be a part of the community of people who fight together for a better tomorrow.
We are Hopeful!!
Reachout is an online platform of support for patients and caregivers of chronic conditions. The diseases can be debilitating and alienating themselves, but the patients don’t have to feel alienated. Connect with others for compassion, support, encouragement, exchanging coping ideas and reduce loneliness and depression.
Everyday begins with a hug:
Whether weak or strong, we can all use a hug sometimes. Spread the love and send/receive hugs from people who understand your pain and empathise with you. Open up to them about you cause they are really listening.
Challenges of life:
The first time I learned of suicide was on a skiing trip when I was fifteen years old. My Dad and I were on a winter retreat through his work. My Dad’s friend was there. We had skied with his family before. I knew that he had a son the same age as me. As I waved “Hi”...
Although it is not a clinically recognized term, brain fog is a commonly used definition to describe periods of mental confusion or lack of focus, leading to a decrease in cognitive performance and inability to think clearly. Individuals who experience brain fog do...
One day, while my children were in art class, I received a call that my Mom had fallen. She has an alert system that calls three numbers when she falls and unable to get up. I pulled my two children out of art class. We drove as fast as the speed limit allowed to my...
As someone with Bipolar Disorder, I am no stranger to depression. Although Bipolar depression has its differences, it shares many factors with Major Depressive Disorders: isolation, changes in appetite, poor sleep, feelings of hopelessness, lethargy, disinterest,...
EvI have described my own depression as a “labyrinth of my fears” or a “cell of despair”. Anyone who suffers from depression knows first-hand the daily struggle it entails. It is a battle against mind and body. There have been days when my body literally felt too...