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Are mental health conditions classified as a disability?

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Strawberry1
Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,766 Disability Gamechanger
I'm absolutely useless with technology so I might not know what I'm doing . Can anyone tell if mental health is a disability.  I cannot help thinking I'm in the wrong place. 

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,133 Disability Gamechanger
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    Anything which literally dis-ables you is a disability, so that definitely includes mental health problems. I hope you feel you are indeed in the right place as Scope is for everyone that has/is interested in disability.
    You're doing absolutely fine, but if anything about this online community puzzles you, then please say. There are many members here with a physical or mental health problem, & sometimes both together, so you're very welcome. :)
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,766 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thank you chiarieds , very grateful for your support 🙏. 
  • katz23
    katz23 Community member Posts: 1,895 Pioneering
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    Hi @Strawberry1

    Welcome to the community.

    I hope that you are ok?

    You may find the Coffee Lounge helpful. It helps with my mental health.

    If you click ‘Categories’ you will see the ‘Coffee Lounge’. - There are games to play with other community members - a good way to connect.

    Wishing you the best x
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,766 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thank you 😊 Katz23 . 
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,741 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2023
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    Hello @Strawberry1 What a lovely username, one of my most favourite types of fruit  <3 How's your day going? 

    I'm glad you found us and can see what a welcoming response you've had from our members. Please do make yourself at home in any of the discussions in our different categories and don't be afraid to give us a shout if you need help with any tech stuff. I'm no Bill Gates but between us all, we'll endeavour to help! 

    Just to add, I've tweaked the title of your thread and moved it to our Mental health and wellbeing category to help make it more visible to other people. Take care and have a fab afternoon.
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  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,766 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello Cher _Scope , thank you for welcoming me . You take care too. 
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