March is National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Month. CDC researchers estimate that at least one million Americans have CFS, but only about 20% are diagnosed with the illness. Why? Because of the stigma against this kind of illness. The extreme fatigue brought on by this syndrome is often disregarded as laziness by those who are not familiar with it. Everyone from employers to family members can be critical of those who are afflicted simply because they cannot comprehend the exhaustion they face by performing (what they believe to be) simple tasks. This month, we raise awareness and work to end the stigma around CFS.