Your grandmother might have called it 'standing up for yourself!' but it boils down to good communication to get information, advice, direction and resources in the community.
Self-advocacy is important to get "active support" for yourself or your loved one. To be a self-advocate is to be a supporter, believer, encourager, and activist of and for yourself. It is standing up for your needs in a clear, specific and firm way. It is not being afraid to ask for help when you need it.
Suffering from a stroke is often an overwhelming experience that takes away a sense of control - over physical and mental health and well-being. Practicing self-advocacy allows you to empower yourself - to personally take responsibility in making the most of your recovery from stroke. Remember, whatever decisions you make should be based on your own individual situation, not on what someone else did or what you think it expected of you. You have a say in what you want and need, and can directly impact your own quality of life.
Read the latest editions of The Advocate, March of Dimes Canada's Government Affairs Advisory Newsletter concerning accessibility issues.
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