ME Awareness Day

Trial By Error: Today Is May 12th And Everyone’s Missing

  By David Tuller, DrPH Today, May 12th, is International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND)—often shortened to International ME (or ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. Besides ME, other diseases included in the CIND group, per the May 12th International Awareness Day site, are chronic fatigue syndrome, Gulf War Syndrome and multiple chemical sensitivity. […]

ME Awareness Day – 12 May 2019

  On this, our ME Awareness Day,  I would like to thank all those who have used their  limited energies to try and get the message out about the millions of people worldwide who are dealing with ME.   There are too many towns, cities and people to mention, but I can only hope that […]

International ME Awareness Day – 12th of May

  From ME Support.   The clock is now counting down to International May 12th Awareness Day 2019. This year, 2019, marks the 27th anniversary of International May 12th Awareness Day. The idea originated with Thomas Michael Hennessy, Jr., the founder of Repeal Existing Stereotypes about Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (no longer active). Tom Hennessy was based in […]

Belle And Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch To Join Campaigners Marking ME Awareness Day

  By Catriona Webster in The Sunday Post.   BELLE and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch will call on people to “make a noise” to help improve the lives of at least 20,000 Scots living with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). The lead singer of the indie band, who has lived with the condition most of his adult life, […]

Music4ME Newsletter Number 3

  From Music4ME.   With just under three weeks to go until the Album is released things are moving along very quickly and this week we are releasing two powerful videos that highlight the courage and strength of people with M.E. Since we started this project we have seen highlighted, more than ever, how brilliantly […]

May 12, 2017, Is International ME/CFS And FM Awareness Day

  By Jody Smith in Phoenix Rising.   Can you believe it’s been 25 years since Thomas Hennessy, Jr., chose May 12th to be our international awareness day? He was influenced by the fact that May 12th was also Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This famous English army nurse played a role in the creation of the Red Cross […]

May 12 ME/CFS FM Awareness Day Celebrates 25 Years

    By Leigh Reynolds at the Bateman Horne Center.   On May 12th, individuals around the globe will be celebrating International ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Awareness Day and 2017 marks the 25th anniversary. The May 12th date was chosen because it is Florence Nightingale’s birthday and she was believed to have suffered from ME/CFS. Every year a […]

This Comic Nails The Difference Between Chronic Fatigue And Just Being ‘Tired’

    By Laura Chamberlain in The Mighty.   In honor of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/chronic fatigue syndrome awareness day on May 12, I thought I’d make a comic. When I decided to do this I didn’t quite realize just how long it would take and how many spoons, but hopefully it’s worth it. Introducing Maddie, a […]

Why Was York Left In The Dark Over Illness Awareness Day? ME Sufferer’s Dismay

  Houston City Hall 12th of May 2016.   By Dan Edwards in York Mix.   Sometimes Bill Clayton is left so disabled by ME that he can hardly move. But despite the debilitating effect of the illness, he is determined to increase the public’s understanding of it. So he was left upset and angry after […]

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