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Disability for the mentally ill

  1. lambservant profile image94
    lambservantposted 6 years ago

    Why do people get upset that some people with real and legitimate mental disorders get on disability?

    1. wilderness profile image99
      wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Possibly because many can be taught to perform meaningful work and take care of themselves?

      Not saying there aren't those that cannot.  There are, and a great many of them.  Unfortunately, disability has become such a racket that those with real disabilities get shoved aside by the frauds.

      1. lambservant profile image94
        lambservantposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You are right, sad to say. There are always scammers around.
        You are also right that many can be taught to perform meaninful work and take care of themselves. But there many who cannot.  A certain mental illness might be managable for one person, and not for another. Symptoms are not always the same or of the same intnesity. If one is funcitonal, than of course one should work.
        There are people out there though, that think if you can walk and talk corherently, you can work. I wish that were the truth, but it is not. The criteria for getting on Disability are quite stringent. Yes there are people who manage to get in that don't belong, but there needs to be a lot of proof that person cannot function at work or in daily living. Thanks for your response

  2. WittyWeddings profile image66
    WittyWeddingsposted 6 years ago

    I think people get upset when they don't really understand the seriousness of many mental illnesses. The media and movies have warped what we think of mental illness so people no longer sypathize and think they're just paying to support people that are just "lazy."
    Which obviously isn't true.