We need psychologists with disability working in mental health

There’s a lot of pressure on disability advocates to be mentally strong all the time.

As a content creator, there’s this self-inflicted pressure to be happy. I took on the responsibility as the person who was going to cheer other people up and also raise awareness at the time, to challenge this misconception that if you have a disability, you’re constantly miserable.

And because of this idea that people with disability are always miserable, their mental health needs get dismissed, the assumption being it’s normal for a disabled person to be depressed.

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Ableism and disability models, Health

Karan Nagrani, as told to Carol Rääbus

ABC Everyday

Date published:
Thu 13th Jul, 2023