Most people with my issues are labeled disabled.
Thats a scary word. To me, the word has such a negative stigma surrounding it. To society, it represents stereotypical things such as:
- Little Money
- Mooching off the Government
Just stuff that I don’t want to represent me. Have I thought about trying disability? Yes. Do I still want to try it? Yes. Work is honestly the hardest thing I have ever done. The most painful thing, the most challenging thing.
To people is a normal day to day thing but the fact that I have Schizo-effective and I am out here busting my ass 8 hours a day 5 days a week says a lot about MY character. So if I ever do apply for disability I DARE someone to come at me with their stereotypical BS. Dealing with everything going on inside my head while trying to focus on work and customers is HARD.
All we can do is try our best. We need to be there for each other, not against each other.
We need to squash this stigma.
Thanks for reading,