Stigma of Invisible Disability – Reblog

Mental illnesses have a huge impact on our professional lives and the invisibility of the condition makes everything harder. I am glad I found this piece.
Here another mental health fighter shares her experience.
I grateful for her honestly and clarity.

Kitt O'Malley

Stigma & Invisible Disability Those of us living with invisible disabilities face stigma not only from others but sometimes from ourselves.

Recently read Work Ethic, a post by bpnurse, in which she discusses her life since she stopped working and went on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

People judge those of us with invisible disabilities. We even judge ourselves.

Someone once asked me if I questioned the ethics of receiving disability. I explained that my disability wasn’t visible. I ran down my history of hypomanic workaholism and subsequent crashing into depression, rapid cycling and mixed states which lead to my hospitalization.

Although I appear fine, traditional work and I do not mix well. My bipolar type II is well-controlled with medication and my careful avoidance of triggers to mood cycling.

Because my brain disorder is invisible and because my husband provides for our family, someone believe that I take advantage of a…

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  1. I do agree with the stigma facts presented and the immoral people questioning morality
    Some back yards are barren and dirt but they describe it as a golf course
    So totally understand
    I have border line and which makes it worse is I have m e and fibromyalgia and currently just found out I have a pineal cyst on my brain 🧠 so I totally understand keep strong and just keep moving

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    1. it’s a reblog written by a fellow blogger. I felt bad after reading thing how could people bring their stupid judgement like we aren’t going through already enough.
      I understand where you are coming from.

      you blog isn’t accessible please check the settings.

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