Very important piece!
Mental health disability is a complicated topic. According to NAMI Currently almost nine million individuals receive SSDI, and as of 2013, 35.2% of recipients qualify for disability based on a mental health condition. Much like Lady Gaga’s latest song, you really can’t fully understand how it feels until it happens to you. I’ve heard it and still hear it from time to time, the rantings from the outsiders:
- “Seriously, get off your ass, you’re fine.”
- “Get over it.”
- “Why are you so weak?
- “We all have anxiety, it doesn’t mean the world is coming to an end.”
I’ve heard it all before and now it just falls on deaf ears. At first though, I felt shame. I was being judged and being judged can hurt.
Fear is judgments secret weapon, like a scorpions stinger.
Truth be told, I was an outsider once. One of those judgmental people who thought…
View original post 357 more words