While the focus on disabilities is usually physical, Supportiv’s new Disability article collection highlights emotional struggles associated with various types of disabilities–physical or mental, visible or invisible.
Personal experiences of disability influence how we view ourselves and how we interact with the world–two foundational elements of mental health. Supportiv’s new collection of articles examines how disability can interact with identity, social connection, and even existential concerns. The articles also suggest paths forward, toward emotional wellness.
While speaking to broader emotional issues that plague the disabled community at large, the continuously growing article collection also touches on specific disability-related experiences, such as coping with (often invisible) disabilities due to autism, and parenting a child who is disabled.
Supportiv Co-Founder & CEO Helena Plater-Zyberk explains the aim of these resources: “People with disabilities are among the groups of people most impacted by experiences of isolation and alienation. Whether you’re feeling misunderstood, pre-judged, frustrated, or lonely, there is immense power in knowing your experience is understood by others.”
Articles in the new Supportiv disability collection include:
Supportiv Co-Founder Pouria Mojabi Disability adds: “Disability can form a part of one’s identity. Yet, it doesn’t have to block wellbeing or connection. Whether you seek to resolve difficult emotions entirely, or just befriend the challenges, we hope these articles can serve as a jumping-off point.”