When people think of Social Security Disability recipients, they may envision someone who is unable to work due to physical challenges such as immobility. However, there are a number of mental hardships that people face which also leave them unable to work, and these difficulties can arise for all sorts of reasons. For example, someone may develop an anxiety disorder as a result of a serious incident which took place on the job, and they cannot bring themselves to return to the workplace. Or, someone may have a mental disorder which leaves them unable to function in the workplace.
Unfortunately, some people choose not to pursue these benefits because they feel as if they will be turned down or they will not be taken seriously. Some people who are struggling with a mental disability believe that others will judge them for receiving benefits even though they may look like they are fully capable of working, at least from a physical point of view. Unfortunately, some people who have found themselves in this position have been reluctant to explore their options, which has led to financial problems that turn their life upside down (some have even resulted in homelessness, which can be difficult to recover from, and suicide).
If you are struggling with serious mental challenges that interfere with your ability to hold a job, it is important to take a look at some of the options that may be open to you. Our website discusses other topics related to the inability to work due to mental issues.