Saturday, 12 May 2018

ME Awareness Day

Whether you are aware of it or not, May is ME Awareness Month, 7th – 14th May is ME Awareness Week, and today, the 12th May, is ME Awareness Day! As a result, there has been quite a bit about ME in the media over the last week or so, and the following are a selection which you might like to take a look at. NB I wouldn’t say that I agree 100% with everything in them, but I leave you to see what you think.

BBC Newsbeat documentary “ME and me” (just under 32 minutes long)

ME/CFS Patients and Allies Are Rallying Worldwide to Demand Better Treatment

‘Missing behind closed curtains for 12 years’ – Woman describes living with ME

New Early Day Motion Launched by Carol Monaghan MP

The important reason why people are leaving shoes around cities

To the #MillionsMissing with ME/CFS, something remarkable is happening

Two films about ME can be watched on Vimeo – Voices from the Shadows (for free using the code VOICES) click here, and Unrest (not free), here. Unrest is also available on Amazon Video or as a DVD.

Just in case you are wondering, the 12th May was chosen as ME Awareness Day because it is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who was believed to have suffered from ME.

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