My Disability Matters Club

My Disability Matters Members Blog

Visit the MDM Club Members' Blog to read stories from members of the MDM Club, about any topic that interests them.

Many of our members share stories about living with disability and give an insight into their day to day life.


Standing down from CEO of the AoD temporarily

By Liam | June 4, 2018

A personal story about dealing with AoD duties, high school, mental health, and depression.

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Invitation to participate in Mental Health research: An anonymous 10-15 minute survey

By melissa.kerlin | June 4, 2018

A study from Victoria University invites siblings of people diagnosed with mental health issues to participate in research, to find out more about the impact of family stigma.

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Upside down days and dreamless nights

By libbytalks | May 29, 2018

Trying to sleep, working at sleep are exercises in futility. You close your eyes and peer into the dark, scratchy sandpaper which is the inside of your eyelid. This is the torture of insomnia.

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Consequences for all disability-related mistreatment – I need your help!

By Rosie | May 28, 2018

I found that as soon as I was seen as “dis-abled” I was expected to put up with all sorts of behaviour and treatment that no-one considered “able” would ever accept.

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Tackling insomnia

By libbytalks | May 28, 2018

Getting to the core of sleep disorder. To start sleeping at night and not dreading it.

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Hello everyone

By Margaretp | May 25, 2018

An introduction post from one of our members of the My Disability Matters Community.

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My journey through Access To Work

By RobbieC69 | May 24, 2018

My journey through Access To Work…Follow my journey as it happens

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Here comes the list for neuro typicals to understand!

By Badgers | May 24, 2018

Autism is not a mental illness. There are loads of things on the list the NT’s need to think about.

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Listen for hope

By libbytalks | May 21, 2018

Anything can happen to you when you’re not looking at life through the muddy lenses of sorrow and depression. So, if you find yourself depressed, seek help. Keep seeking until you get it.

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I Caught Myself Smiling

By libbytalks | May 17, 2018

Bipolar one disorder is a brain chemistry disorder. Yes, it is all in my head, quite literally. Get the chemistry right and voila! I’m back!

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No off switch

By libbytalks | May 16, 2018

It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch.

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What a week (well actually a couple)

By Badgers | May 16, 2018

I’ve been down the dark side of the “Be a real man and suffer in silence” approach to mental illness and it’s definitely not the way to go!

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