Have any of you seen the new SeeMe and Childline TV adverts ? I think they are very inspiring. They hit issues right on the head. So many people whether they have a phsyical or psycological issue get treated differently just becuase people cant see past their steroetypes or get their heads round the their situation.
From my exerinaces many people who i have been close with for many years, did not know how to react or handle the situation (and my issues should be mainly temporary). When i was in hospital only a select few visited now i am out not much has changed, those who were unsure of what to say and do still are and so avoidance is the easiest tacktic for them. Another is ignorance, quite a few people will ask 'How are you doing?' but very few actually want to realy know!
I was speaking to others in my situation on a support forum the otherday and one of the women on their summed it up really well. She said that people can often have anissue becuase you remind them they are not invincable, that horrible things can happen in the world and we are maybe not as safe in our little wee world as we would like. They dont have an issue with me so much as they have an issue with what i represent, in my case that in a matter of seconds your life can be turned upside down and inside out. It is so nice to see people such as the SeeMe campaign aiming to raise awareness of these kinds of issues. People say they can find it hard to support someone who is going through a rough time (maybe for the issues that i have talked about above) but what i would say and what i think they are trying to get across in the SeeMe campigns is that ok it may be hard for you....but think how much harder it is for them - especially if they are isolated becuase of that !