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.


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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Stronger than I feel

By libbytalks | May 10, 2018

I’m climbing to the top of the mountain of this depression. If the depression won’t lift, then I must climb above it. It’s the only way of escape I can think of.

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Why put labels on people ?

By marit843 | May 10, 2018

We all belong to society one way or the other. We all walk through life whether we are immigrants, disabled or have other challenges.

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Depression but climbing out

By libbytalks | May 9, 2018

When you’re climbing out of a depression, grab all the joy you can!

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Depression is the Cage with no Key

By libbytalks | May 9, 2018

Depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key.

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The Sheffield Star

By Smokinshaun | May 1, 2018

An inspirational story of fighting against the odds – hats off to Shaun for not letting his disability, Cerebral Palsy, get better of him.

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Story idea

By David | May 1, 2018

A story idea for your interest and comments.

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Friendship in spirit (my experience finding the My Disability Matters Club)

By libbytalks | April 30, 2018

I would welcome anyone looking for a safe place to express yourself and learn and live in your own skin with friends also searching for a friendly place to be themselves – embrace your disability and check out My Disability Matters Club – rekindle your inner spirit!

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Out travelling

By marit843 | April 30, 2018

Travelling alone with a visible disability can sometimes be challenging. When things go wrong or I get annoyed I can get temperamental there and then. Later I strive to see the humouristic side, but there are times it can be difficult.

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