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people don't understand that some disabilities are not visual

LisenLisen Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited April 2019 in Mental health issues
 
I suffer from mental disabilities, Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD and depression. Much of this is because of my childhood.
I try to live my life as normal as possible, but what sometimes creates bumps in the road for me is my flashbacks and depressive periods.
It becomes a bit hopeless sometimes when people don't understand that some disabilities are not visual...

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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

    Scope community team

    Hello @Lisen and welcome to our community. A lot of people here have hidden impairments and will be able to relate to your experiences, so I hope you'll be able to stick around and get some support if you need it.
    Please let us know if you have any questions or need any advice and I hope to see you around the community.
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

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  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Lisen

    Welcome it’s great to meet you this afternoon.

    I am one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    Yes “Hidden Disabilities” are very very hard to get across.

    I have myself got “Many Many Many”

    Please let me know if you need any help getting around???

    @steve51
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,476 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Lisen welcome to the community! I understand how you feel, as many of us do. I suffer with flashbacks too, not as much as I used to but they still lurk about. The one thing that has helped me is closure. We are here any time if you would like to talk :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @Lisen How are you doing today? 
    Please feel free to join our mental health discussions and speak to other members, who may relate to what you are going through.
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