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Too mentally ill to work but able to raise a family?

Anonymous
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How does that work?  Do you think it is ok to have children that you will never be able to support?

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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purpleducky
by Ruby Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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Didn't we just do this?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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popcorn

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:20 AM

It's Wednesday. Today is ssi day. Didn't you get the memo?

Quoting purpleducky:

Didn't we just do this?


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:21 AM

You can post anon. Give us your opinion. Do you think that it is right to make children that you can never hope to provide for?

Quoting Anonymous:

popcorn


purpleducky
by Ruby Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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Apparently not. I miss all the good memos.

Quoting Anonymous:

It's Wednesday. Today is ssi day. Didn't you get the memo?

Quoting purpleducky:

Didn't we just do this?



Sekirei
by LoKitty on Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Err... well, working outside of my home while living in Texas would cause me greater stress and anxiety, then staying home does (though, simply living here does that too) So, when we move out of the south, I will be able to work again.. simple as that.

mtdew
by Silver Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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I think each situation is different and we shouldn't judge.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Some people don't plan it.  My SIL had 2 kids before she was diagnosed bi-polar.  She collects diability and something for each kid (SSI?).  My brother works.

Even if she planned it, how is that any different than the millions of woman who reproduce every year, despite the fact that they aren't yet secure in their career?  

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Sure. But you could work if necessary and are not on ssi?  You are sane enough to have children and provide for them if need be?  I'm asking about people that are deemed disabled by the government due to mental illness. 

Quoting Sekirei:

Err... well, working outside of my home while living in Texas would cause me greater stress and anxiety, then staying home does (though, simply living here does that too) So, when we move out of the south, I will be able to work again.. simple as that.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:25 AM

I am on disability for a mental illness and have one child.  It's because Im on disability that Im able to care for him.  The child came before the diagnosis.

Now knowing my diagnosis and that it's gotten worse since I had him would I have another?

No.

But don't judge because you dont know how the situation unfolded.

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