At CuraHOPE, we try to cover as many inspirational news of people fighting, and surviving after contracting incurable and chronic diseases. However, the truth is, life is not a bed of roses. While there are people who face chronic diseases head on, there are also people who lose hope and land into depression. Today, we are going to share two news, one of hope and the other of reality. You can read about some of our coverage here, about how we should all face diseases with optimism.
2 tales of patients suffering from chronic diseases
- Young People With Chronic Diseases Are At Greater Risk Of Suicide
A recent research by University of Waterloo has found that teenagers and young adults living with chronic diseases are 3 times more likely to commit suicide (Global News, 2017). The research calls for greater monitoring of patients’ mental wellness while treating them. At CuraHOPE, we have heard of patients, young children or teenagers who contract incurable diseases even killing themselves for chronic diseases with no major life threatening risks.
- Using Music To Fight Against The Lupus Disease
After losing their mother to Lupus, some sisters have bonded together to use music to raise awareness about this terrible disease, one which can cause rashes, swollen joints, mouth ulcers and other ailments (The Advertiser, 2017). Many would agree that trying to manage incurable and chronic diseases is an extremely costly affair, and the sisters are trying to help patients with their financial needs. Music is a great medium for spreading awareness and we support it as well.
While there will always be stories of inspiration, we as a community have to recognize that there are many patients who are unable to deal with the stress and pain from living with an incurable disease, especially amongst the younger populace who might not be as aware or exposed to the destabilizing effects of chronic diseases.