An Introduction by My Disability Matters Club Member Kristy
Earlier I used to ask myself why other disabled moaned over life. Now I am the moaner and struggling to find a new way to live a rewarding life.
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.
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.
Autism is not a mental illness. There are loads of things on the list the NT’s need to think about.
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.
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!
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.
An inspirational story of fighting against the odds – hats off to Shaun for not letting his disability, Cerebral Palsy, get better of him.
A story idea for your interest and comments.