I wanted to reach out because you and I have been on similar journeys. I am 52 and have been on disability over 15 years.

I starting writing on Medium because I wanted to share my story, to give people hope, but has quickly turned into a quest to see if I can support my family without SSDI.

This seems the only job that I can handle and it works because I can take time off for depression and psychotic “episodes”

Its been slow going as stories about surviving a life with a mental illness are not as profitable as the listicles and self-help nonsense.

But I have hope and I am enjoying work again.

Thank you for sharing your story.

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