Do you think mental illness is disabiling? Should a person who suffers from mental illness be "allowed" to recieve disability/social security and other forms of PA? Also, what should be done to help them keep a job?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:25 PM on May. 21, 2009 in Health
Answer by prettyrayray at 9:27 PM on May. 21, 2009
I worked in a psychiatrists office part time for 4 years and yes I think mental illnesses are a definitely plausible reasons for disability/social security and other forms of PA. Certain ones have a devastating effect on the person's life and make it impossible to carry on a normal life. Infact mental illness is the leading cause of being homeless.
Answer by MythicMMM at 9:32 PM on May. 21, 2009
Yes, absolutely. My nephew on my husbands side is Bipolar along with other mental issues and he cannot function on his own for very long....much less hold a job. He does get SSI and he's only 21yrs old. He still lives with his mom.
Answer by Southerncharmes at 10:24 PM on May. 21, 2009
I have depression. Mine is mile and I can function most of the time with help. But I know others who can't. Then you have other illnesses like schizophrenia in which the person has delusions. Not only are these people not able to work but some cannot even live in the community. Some are able to live with caregivers, but are not able to work.
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