Have you ever had anyone tell you to lie about being chronically ill? "Don't tell our family you are sick", "Just say you have the flu, people should not know you are depressed". According to a recent LA Times OP/ED, and something we agree with, "The pressure to report that you're OK when others check in with you is so strong â?? who has time for a real conversation today, especially one about something so unpleasant? â?? that many chronically and invisibly ill people fail to find the support they need." Today we discuss the ramifications of not being you, and the benefits of being you in the face of illness.