BERKELEY, Calif., March 21, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Personal experiences of disability influence how we perceive ourselves and how we interact with the world, two fundamental elements of mental health. In its new collection of articles on disability, Supportiv (https://www.supportiv.com) highlights how disability can interact with identity, social connection, and even existential concerns, and suggests pathways to emotional well-being.
While addressing broader emotional issues that plague the disability community as a whole, the ever-growing collection of articles also addresses specific disability-related experiences, such as coping with (often invisible) disabilities due to autism and parenting a disabled child.
Helena Plater-Zyberk, co-founder and CEO of Supportiv, explains the purpose of these resources: “Persons with disabilities are among the groups of people most affected by experiences of isolation and alienation. Whether you feel misunderstood , prejudice, frustrated or lonely, there is immense power in knowing that your experience is understood by others.”
Items from the new Handicap Supportiv collection (https://www.supportiv.com/disability) include:
- Parenting a Disabled Child: Things It’s Normal to Feel
- The many definitions of disability (and its emotional impact)
- When people can’t understand your disability…
- Prevent disability from undermining your confidence
- Why Disability and Hope Must Coexist
- Reality check on the judgment you faced due to disability
- Autism and disability: more than meets the eye
- What does inclusion mean for people with disabilities
- Mental Health Resources for People with Disabilities
- Disability quotes: about individuality, accessibility, obstacles, hope, etc.
Supportiv co-founder Pouria Mojabi Disability adds, “Disability can be part of identity. Yet it shouldn’t block wellbeing or connection. Whether you’re looking to resolve difficult emotions entirely or simply to befriend the challenges, we hope these articles can serve as a starting point.”
In addition to its peer support network, relevant Supportiv articles and advice also appear in real time in its 24/7 peer support chats. By typing a few words in response to the question: “What is your fight?” users are matched in less than a minute with topic-specific peer-to-peer group chats for anonymous support – from exhaustion to feelings of loss, from family drama to dating difficulties, and from panic to numbness. Even experiences around disability, culture, parenting and trauma are up for discussion in Supportiv’s anonymous peer support discussions.
Learn more about emotional struggles related to disability at https://www.supportiv.com/disability.
Supportiv, The Support Network, has already made over 750,000 users feel less alone, anxious, stressed, misunderstood and hopeless through its moderator-guided discussions with AI-powered content and resource recommendations. Find out what real users have to say, here: http://www.supportiv.com/testimonials.
Christine BeckSupportiv, 1 8008450015, [email protected]