The Emetophobia Awareness Project
For something that affects so many people’s lives in such a deep and profound way, emetophobia is shockingly misunderstood and understudied, even by professionals. This ongoing neglect of a condition that destroys the quality of life for what is likely millions of men, women, and children around the world is something that I’m sure you would agree needs to change, but the question is how?
Increased awareness can be all it takes.
On the surface, it may seem like just making people more aware wouldn’t really be very helpful. What does it matter if people know what emetophobia is or if they remain as they are now, clueless that it even exists?
Awareness is the driving force that propels a condition from relative obscurity to one that gets the attention required to elicit change. Increasing awareness and making the condition more visible to the public as a whole would lead to more research being done, which leads to more answers, treatment options, and availability of help for sufferers.
Here’s Where You Come In
Awareness needs to be driven by the community. It need YOU to push it forward and into the public eye.
The good news is that in today’s world it’s incredibly easy and takes almost no effort at all to help and participate. You don’t need to share your personal story (but it’s great if you want to), you don’t need to wear a t-shirt about it, and you don’t need to wear a special ribbon so people ask you about it.
All you need to do now is push a button.
The whole world is together now on Facebook and Twitter and other social platforms. All you need to do to play your part in making the future different is to click a button and share something about emetophobia that will increase its visibility and help people gain a basic understanding of the condition.
That’s it. Just a click and things can start changing.
It all starts with you and the rest of the community.
Below is great infographic that you can share to help. It outlines what emetophobia is, how it impacts lives, why it needs further study and research, and some other interesting facts – all in a way that’s easy to read and understand. All you need to do is share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest, or the social networks you frequent by using the buttons at the top or bottom of this post. If you have a blog of your own, write a post about it and feel free to share the graphic below as long as you provide a link giving this post credit. I tried to make it as easy as possible for you to spread the word and shed more light on the condition of emetophobia, but it really all comes down to you and if you’ll do your part too.
(Click infographic image for full size view)
We’re All Counting on Each Another
Here’s three things you can do your part right now:
1. Share this post on Facebook.
2. Post one of the Tweetables below on your Twitter stream.
3. Write a post on your own blog and talk about what we’re doing, or write about your experience with your phobia, or create something even BETTER than the infographic above!
Let me know in the comments what YOU did to help raise awareness!
So, are you going to help spread the word and raise awareness? Here are some great things to tweet, you’ll be able to review and edit your tweet before it gets posted to your stream:
- The 5th most common phobia is one you’ve NEVER heard of » tweet this «
- The phobia Cameron Diaz and Denise Richards have been reported having » tweet this «
- See how the cycle of fear works that makes a phobia like emetophobia do powerful » tweet this «