“#ShowTN3Fingers”: A Revolutionary Initiative for National Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) Awareness Day by Aneeta Prem MBE
Introduction by Aneeta Prem MBE
“I’m thrilled to introduce you to our innovative initiative, ‘#ShowTN3Fingers,’ conceived to commemorate National TN Awareness Day on 7th October and to intensify awareness of trigeminal neuralgia.”
Why ‘#ShowTN3Fingers’ is Imperative for National TN Awareness Day
As we mark National TN Awareness Day on 7th October, it is imperative that we unify our voices and gestures to shed light on this debilitating condition. This campaign offers a channel to do just that.
The Scientific Insight: ‘#ShowTN3Fingers’
This campaign is far more than symbolism; it’s an educational pillar:
V1: Targets the forehead, known for electric-like eye pain.
V2: Points to the cheek, causing sharp upper cheek and nose pain.
V3: Directed towards the jaw, evoking pain in the jawline and teeth.
A Special Invitation to Medical Professionals
Your participation is pivotal:
Educate: Utilise your expertise for the betterment of society.
Reach: Assist us in reaching individuals currently untapped by existing efforts.
Flexibility: Engage in a way that suits your professional ethos. A video explaining the campaign
The Impact: A Testimony
“One TN sufferer shared, ‘This campaign lets me non-verbally communicate my pain to my family and healthcare provider.'”
Addressing the Emotional Reality: Trigeminal Neuralgia
Often dubbed the ‘suicide disease,’ the emotional burden of TN can be severe. Our helpline and regional support groups offer a lifeline.
How to Engage and Make a Difference
National Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day
Capture: Snap a selfie or video.
Narrate: Include your personal reason.
Share and Hashtag: Use #ShowTN3Fingers. #faceofTN
Donate: Contributions fuel our helpline and educational outreach.
A Worldwide Call to Act
We invite everyone, regardless of geographic location, to be part of this initiative and thereby enrich the narrative surrounding trigeminal neuralgia. and join the National Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day