CROHN’S AND COLITIS AWARENESS
One in 250 Australians live with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
Throughout May, Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA) will raise awareness of IBD, encouraging Australians diagnosed with IBD to join a conversation about the challenges of the disease.
While community awareness of IBD has grown over the past decade, the stigma associated with bowel disease persists.
IBD patients are often reluctant to speak out about their illness for fear of embarrassment and shame. As a result, no one really understands the impact this chronic disease can have, not only on physical health but also on mental wellbeing.