Awareness about Chronic Illness, Mental Illness and Caregivers

DID YOU KNOW?

Chronic Joy Ministry offers a awareness materials for chronic illness, mental illness, and caregivers, which highlight the significant impact of illness on every aspect of life -marriage, family, faith, finances, friendships, education, hobbies and work.

BE PART OF THE DID YOU KNOW? AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

FREE printable Fact Sheets create awareness, grow knowledge and support education in a quick and easy format with those in your sphere of influence – friends, family, churches, small group communities, co-workers and neighbors.

DID YOU KNOW?

The DID YOU KNOW? Awareness Campaign features weekly images across our social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and even Linkedin. LIKE or FOLLOW Chronic Joy to see us in your feed, then like and share the images to increase awareness.

Begin the conversation with the question, DID YOU KNOW?

And you will be changing the landscape for half the world’s population living with at least one chronic illness, for 1 in 5 who live with mental illness, and for those caring for someone with a chronic physical or mental illness.

Because the statistics show that either you or someone you love is affected by chronic illness – far more people than most realize.

Together, as we raise awareness, let’s also remember that while chronic illness is hard, there is hope.

There is always hope.

Invisible illness characterizes 96%

DID YOU KNOW?

Chronic illness affects nearly 1 in 2 people – approximately 155 million people in the United States alone – almost half of the world’s population.  Invisible illness characterizes approximately 96% of those with chronic illness.

1 in 5 people experience a mental illness

DID YOU KNOW?

Mental illness impacts 1 in 5 adults – approximately 43.8 million adults in the United States alone. And half of chronic mental illness begins by age 14.

4 in 10 people spend 24 hours caregiver

DID YOU KNOW?

Caregivers – More than 65 million people provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member. And 4 in 10 people spend an average of 24 hours per week caring for a loved one.


*Please visit each page for detailed citations and a printable fact sheet.

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