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On Disability and Accepting Help

By Sarah Kovac — 2014

I couldn’t keep “proving everyone wrong” and still do all the things I wanted to do with my life.

Read on www.theatlantic.com

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An Introduction to Rest

Some people harbor the illusion that rest is a luxury they do not have time for, but the reality is that rest is a necessity.

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Please Don’t Be My Knight in Shining Armor

There’s something empowering and dignifying about the act of asking for help when it is genuinely needed.

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My Disability May Be Invisible, But Here’s Why I’m Done Hiding It

In the beginning, it was difficult to let myself rest, even with the ultimate doctor’s note. I felt like I still had to push past my (extremely limited) capabilities. I had to practice slowing down and allowing my frailties to become visible even when I had the choice to hide them.

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For People with Disabilities, Asking for Help Carries Hidden Costs

We should remember that while disabled people can become good at asking for help, few of us are entirely comfortable with it.

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Access Denied: Will Art Ever Learn to Embrace Disability?

This is not about meeting criteria and ticking boxes, it’s about finally creating the generous, plural and radical art world that many of us want and need.

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I Have a Serious Physical Disability, but the Biggest Daily Challenges Are with My Mindset

The ongoing dialogue I have with my own perspective and emotions is the biggest job I’ve ever undertaken. Exploring this internal give-and-take forces me to grow in surprising ways.

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Coping with Depression and Disability

Often, disabled people have their disability treated, but they don’t have their emotional or spiritual needs addressed.

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When a Physical Disability Keeps You from Getting Mental Health Help

Depression and suicidal ideation are more likely among people with disabilities due to factors like abuse, isolation, and stressors related to poverty, among others.

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The Mental Health of People with Disabilities

Adults with disabilities report experiencing frequent mental distress almost 5 times as often as adults without disabilities.

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Are You Mentally Well Enough for College?

Last spring an 18-year-old college freshman who got straight A’s in high school—but was now failing several courses—came to my office on the campus where I work as a psychologist.

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