“Individuals living with chronic illness and disability often feel isolated, separated by their unique experiences. Sharing stories is a way of finding common ground and connecting with others."
Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) March 19, 2015
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, National Kidney Month, Colon Cancer Awareness Month and Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. Allsup, a nationwide Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation company encourages people living with those and other chronic conditions to the Web event, “Telling Your Story,” on Thursday, March 26, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (CST).
Designed to empower individuals with disabilities, “Telling Your Story” will explain how translating emotional events into words can positively impact physical and mental health, relationships and even financial well-being. Register for the event at Webinar.Allsup.com.
“Sharing your personal story is incredible therapy,” said Tai Venuti, Allsup manager of Strategic Alliances. “Putting your emotions and experiences in a narrative helps you take ownership of your journey.
Individuals living with chronic illness and disability often feel isolated, separated by their unique experiences. Sharing stories is a way of finding common ground and connecting with others. It is liberating when we find someone who has a similar experience and we feel that they really understand who we are and what we’ve been through.”
“Telling Your Story” will provide participants with the knowledge and tools to develop their stories and find venues for sharing them. Many organizations, such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness, WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease and the United Spinal Association have programs that use personal stories to heal, connect, support and advocate. Representatives from those organizations will be on hand to share their personal stories and answer questions.
A featured opportunity to share stories will be through a Tell Your Story contest. Details on how to enter the contest will be provided during the Web event.
Register for “Telling Your Story” at Webinar.Allsup.com.
To read Joseph Sheldon’s personal story about living with multiple sclerosis, click here.
Additional True Help® Web events are planned for the following dates:
- True Help for Returning to Work with SSDI, May 21
- True Help with Health Insurance and Medicare, August 20
- True Help for Veterans and Their Families, date to be determined
For information on SSDI eligibility, visit Expert.Allsup.com or call (888) 841-2126.
Allsup is a nationwide provider of Social Security disability, veterans disability appeal, exchange plan and Medicare services for individuals, employers and insurance carriers. Allsup professionals deliver specialized services supporting people with disabilities and seniors so they may lead lives that are as financially secure and as healthy as possible. Founded in 1984, the company is based in Belleville, Illinois, near St. Louis. For more information, go to http://www.Allsup.com or visit Allsup on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Allsupinc.