10 Ways to Raise Awareness for Psoriasis

10 Ways to Raise Awareness for Psoriasis

Make 3 Instagram posts using the hashtag

#FlauntYourFlares The goal of this hashtag is to show off your psoriasis flares in the proudest ways to show others living with the disease that they are not alone. If you aren’t comfortable “flaunting your flares” at least check out the hashtag you will definitely be inspired.

Share 2 of your favorite Plaque Psoriasis posts that you relate to the most 

Sometimes it can be hard to share your personal story of living with psoriasis due to shame and embarrassment, no worries, share 2 posts that relate the most to your story on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #PsoriasisActionMonth! Or share your story with the PlaquePsoriasis.com community.

What’s your treatment IQ 

This year the NPF goal is to raise awareness about treatment knowledge. They are encouraging all of us with psoriasis to “set goals” and “take control.” Take the quiz to find out how much you know about available treatments https://www.psoriasis.org/psoriasis-action-month. I scored 9 out of 10, let us know your score!

Follow other psoriasis advocates on Twitter and Instagram

 If you are in need of encouragement, inspiration, and the latest happenings of the psoriasis world there are lots of folks out there who are tweeting and posting photos that are informative, inspiring and can put a smile on your face on those days when you need it most. Check out PlaquePsoriasis.com’s Community Advocates!

Join an online support group 

Support groups are essential to your mental health when living with this disease! Join a support group where you can share your biggest fears, concerns, and ask question.

Be a mentor or get a mentor 

Are you having a hard time coping with your disease? Are you newly diagnosed and need some support from someone who understands exactly what you are going through? Sign up for the One-to-one mentor program sponsored by the NPF. They will connect you with someone who you can talk to about the mental aspects of the disease, treatment options, and much more. If you aren’t having a hard time, and you are in a good place with your disease you can sign up to become a mentor!

Find a walk or run in your area

that support psoriasis and psoriatic disease. This is also a great way to meet others just like you!

Become part of research

The NPF has created one of the first databases for those living with psoriasis to create their own research through an initiative called Citizen Pscientist. Participants can sign up for the site, answer a survey involving questions about their disease and then compare them with others living with psoriasis.

Make a 1-minute video on a topic concerning psoriasis

Then post it on all your social media platforms! Here are a few prompts to get you started:

What’s the rudest thing someone has said to you about your psoriasis?
What’s the hardest part about having psoriasis?
When were you first diagnosed? How did you feel?
What are two things you need people to understand about psoriasis?

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