What are some tips for living with a disability?

Living with a disability isn't easy, and it can take a serious toll on your mind. Fortunately, many people have been through what you're going through now and are there to help. There are some wonderful tips and some great advice on how to address the emotions that come with a new or changing disability.

The majority of the time, being able to accept your disability is the goal. There are some ways you can do that. For example, you should:

  • Realize that it's normal to feel overwhelmed sometimes
  • Be prepared to address your feelings of anger or frustration so that you can move forward
  • Set realistic goals
  • Be patient with yourself

Living with a disability is likely going to be physically challenging. Even if you are able to obtain Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), it won't change the fact that you're living with a disability that affects your everyday life.

Depending on how you became disabled, this may be new to you. Just like your physical body needs to heal, you need psychological healing, too. Some people experience anxiety, depression and other trouble with their mental health after an accident or trauma leading to a disability. That's why you should work closely with your medical provider and potentially see a therapist to talk through those issues.

Whether this is a work-related injury that led to a disability or a disability that resulted from a car crash, you deserve the best care and patience from those around you. Our site has more on the benefits you may be able to receive to help support yourself.

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