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I have mental health illness and classify my self as having a invisible disability, becaus I am not able to do as many things as normal ‘27 y/o’ could I also am a parent, with my son who has been recently acknowledged to have SEN (social emotional mental health and cognitive and learning difficulties). To society I feel we are not accepted as having a disability and have had to fight for support especially for my son. I feel when you have a mental illness you are looked upon as delusional and not accepted as someone with a physical disability as it can be seen. So that has been my main issue being recognised as disabled and now it’s the struggle of awaiting for a proper diagnosis for my son, as we have a lot of trauma issues from abuse with his dad my ex in the past. I also feel as a disabled person we are always made to explain ourselves to justify why we need support why we are entitled to PIP, LCWRA or ESA. I feel there’s still a lot of institutionalised discrimination that the government needs to look at for disabled people and make accessing support easier. And I think more people need to be made aware in society about how it feels to be disabled, the looks and comments you hear are upsetting (Sorry for little rant, please remove if I’ve offended but I’m trying to be honest in how I feel about my disability)
Yes I don't understand why people on u/c get a £100 a month extra and disabled people get nothing extra? Disabled being ignored by government yet again!