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Emrys.the.warrior

835d

At what point can one appropriately identify as disabled?

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    • Chesbro99

      835d

      I think it's very personal. Even though I still work. I consider myself disabled though because I am unable to do everything a normal person could do.

    • JaBrSlFr

      834d

      I think it's individual. I was diagnosed at age 16 after I got hit by a car on a crosswalk and lost 1/2 of my brain.

    • Mosey

      835d

      It’s personal really, on wether or not you use the term to describe yourself, but most medical conditions can fall under the term. I started to consider myself disabled after high school, when I realized I wasn’t healthy enough to work or go to college right away. I’m still struggling to do either and it’s been 3 years so that’s kinda reinforced the term in my mind.

    • nervouscowboy

      835d

      i think it’s individual. idk i never really considered myself disabled until i went to college. at that point i realized that my anxiety and panic was way more significant than things others were experiencing. i ended up having to draft an accommodation plan with the school’s office of disabilities. i also then got a service dog to help with my panic symptoms. so yea, once that point in time rolled around i started to consider myself disabled because i wasn’t able to function in normal day to day situations, but it’s a hard thing to gauge for sure!

    • Chesbro99

      835d

      I think it's very personal. Even though I still work. I consider myself disabled though because I am unable to do everything a normal person could do.

    • Cece7

      835d

      I’ve wondered this as well since I’ve seen in colleges they consider some mental illnesses as disabilities which I never thought of them like that before

    • bomb

      835d

      if something limits your abilities, i think? that’s a good question

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