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2512JS2512JS Member Posts: 2 Listener
Im a 25 yr old female and was born with a physical impairment, i dont have a left hand. I have really struggled coming to terms with it and hide it all the time incase people judge me and i think they wont like me . No one has said anything bad about it or stopped liking me because of it. I dont know who to talk to, to try and remove this physcological fear as it really effects me everyday and it stops me from doing social things with other people at times. 
Thank you 


  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @2512JS, and welcome! 

    I'm so sorry that you're experiencing these emotions and that your fear is stopping you from doing things. If you're interested in accessing psychological therapy, your GP would be the best place to visit first as they will be able to refer you on to the correct services.

    You might also like to chat to @triker1958 who has a similar impairment. If you'd like advice on mental health, we also have a mental health advisor who would be happy to answer your questions. Hope this helps! 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,537 Disability Gamechanger

    Look up Cerrie Burnell.

    You're already halfway there in the sense that you've identified that people aren't judging you and it's a psychological thing. Talking is most definitely what's needed as described above.

  • 2512JS2512JS Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thanks so much! I have spoken with my GP he has advised that there is a long waiting list to speak to someone regarding this. Im currently waiting for a letter, in the mean time i will take your advice. Great help, thanks again :) 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,537 Disability Gamechanger
    Meeting other people with the same conditions is one of the greatest things that can ever happen to you. Go find forums, support groups, charities. It’ll be life-changing. 
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @2512JS

    Welcome to our online community/website.

    Please please let me know if I can help/support you with???

    I have got very very big “Shouders” so please let me know if I can help in anyway?????
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