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I am wondering if there are good responses to the fear there will be more child abuse during this time. I am a therapist working with preschools.

#Worried #signs #Assessments #prevention


Prove it or Lose it #tired #MentalHealth #Disability #DisabilityAssessment

Have literally spent all day filling in my PIP form.

For those of you who don’t know: PIP (Personal Independent Payment) is an assessment which examined whether you have a disability/condition worthy of financial assistance for an indeterminate period of time.

A rather humiliating experience of bureaucratic hurdle-jumping and red-tape whereby despite having diagnoses and supporting evidence, you may still be rejected assistance that others can obtain easily.

Even if you are deemed as “truthful” then regular reassessment that life-long conditions such as #Autism and #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease have “altered” are inevitable.

Despite this, these are hoops that we all jump through when we need the financial aide.

In the past few years, #MentalHealthIssues have become such a problem that I am no longer to even entertain returning to a “normal” working environment without my heart racing with anxiety, and the aura of a #PanicAttack vibrating like an incoming message.

So I have no choice but to undergo the #Assessments in order to remove one of the central and unchanging reasons that cause my anxiety; money (however small)

If I can afford some counselling and receive the support I have been missing then all the better.

But first I must jump those hurdles.

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