Anyone can be at risk for suicide but for the disabled life can be particularly challenging. Suicide prevention begins with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously.
Everyone can take part in National Disability Employment Awareness Month to recognize those with disabilities as valuable employees and encourage hiring them.
Many people apply for SSDI each year, but only 35% of initial applications are approved which means 65% of applications are initially denied.
Some disability payments are free of income tax and there are special deductions and tax credits available to disabled people and their caregivers.
Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s present special challenges for people with disabilities. With a little planning some of this discomfort and anxiety can be avoided.