My name is Shawntel Bethea and I am an adult who suffers from atopic dermatitis, otherwise known as atopic eczema. Like most, I was diagnosed as a child; also like most, my family was told,
Chronic Talk Episode 4: Welcome back! Episode 4 of Chronic Talk will discuss living with a chronic condition and having to worry about insurance, changing jobs and unhelpful/qualified managers. In a few months I will
Last weekend I had the honor of attending another Patient Advisory Board meeting, this time in San Fransisco, CA. We discussed a slew of different topics related to each individual’s journey from pre-diagnosis to present
My name is Shawntel Bethea and my mother was diagnosed with Schizophrenia in her early 20s. Since being diagnosed my mother has struggled greatly with her mental health and living a normal lifestyle. She is
Janssen Global Services, LLC, paid for my travel expenses for the conference. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. I had the honor of attending the HealthEVoices conference April 21st – April
I was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at 17 years old. Initially, dealing with my diagnosis was somewhat of a relief. I’d been suffering from symptoms for so long prior to my diagnosis, I was
This article is about two visits to see my mother who suffers from Schizophrenia. My last visit with my mother was pretty sad. All visits are pretty sad. It’s hard to watch someone you love deteriorate right in front of your eyes, knowing everything is 100% completely out of your control.
Hello, everyone! Welcome to my column, “Chronically Strong.” My name is Shawntel Bethea and I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 17. Welcome to Chronically Strong After my diagnosis, I really struggled with life with
Episode 3 of Chronic Talk will discuss the difficulties of living with a chronic condition and feeling trapped in your situation. We also discuss what it means to be stagnant in life and the difference between the two.
Chronic Talk Episode 2: Welcome back! Episode 2 of Chronic Talk will discuss what its like to have a mother with a chronic condition during the holidays. It’s also Mental Health Awareness Month as well,