By : Anita Ginsburg
Being born disable or becoming disabled later in life can have many long term consequences. Often the greatest stress associated with being long term disabled is that there is no escape from such a reality in sight. Yet, despite such an awful set back in life, some genuinely handle their disability better than others. The following is a list of ways that long-term disabled people can deal with the stresses that they confront on a daily basis.
1. Addressing Financial Stress
One way to cope with financial stress is to rely on the mercy of government aid programs, such as SSI, SSDI, and Food stamps. Unfortunately, many of these programs are themselves stressful, but once addressed, it can be a huge relief. Depending on the severity of the disability, some may choose to become self employed or work part time to create a more flexible schedule and decide their on hours. The key is to not take more than you can handle, and rely on other family members or government assistance when applicable to make up the difference.