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It Takes A Village: The Importance Of Community and Your Disability

It Takes A Village: The Importance Of Community and Your Disability

When living with a disability, illness, chronic pain, or undiagnosed condition, the physical symptoms usually take the spotlight when it comes to you and your care. But what often falls to the wayside is the importance of feeling like you are not alone. When overcoming the physical challenges of your illness or disability, it may be easy to ignore or overlook the emotional and physical tolls that so often coincide with illness. Heather is no stranger to illness in her past. By age 40, she was diagnosed with a degenerative disc disease, but it was manageable. She went to...
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National Health Services

National Health Services

Whether it’s your physical or mental health, when living with disabilities, injuries, illness and chronic conditions, it’s essential to have access to health care facilities and resources in your area. Share Lawyers has compiled a directory of National Health Services available in Canada. Health Services Across Canada Ambulance, Police, and Fire ………. 9-1-1 You can also learn more about 9-1-1 services, tips on making calls, and what new features may be added in the future at the CRTC website.   Alzheimer’s Society Canada 1-800-616-8816 This resource provides...
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From Helpless To Vindicated: Veronica’s Experience With Share Lawyers

When Veronica first came to Share Lawyers she felt, “helpless, lost and anxious.” Her mental health was affecting her ability to work and her insurance company had denied the benefits she needed. We at Share Lawyers were ready to go to bat for Veronica, as we understood how mental health issues can often go overlooked by insurance companies. “After the first meeting, I felt like I finally had someone who was going to fight for me. I was being treated unfairly, and discriminated against because of the stigma around mental health. I was able to sleep at night knowing that...
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Ask A Lawyer – No Diagnosis

When dealing with a disability or chronic condition, it can be a stressful time. Especially when you are experiencing debilitating symptoms which are making it impossible for you to work, and you are waiting for a diagnosis from your medical professionals. Share Lawyers is here to help you with some questions you might have while either waiting for your claim to be processed or what to do when you claim is denied. What should I do  when my insurance company denies my claim and I still have no diagnosis? If you believe that your insurance company has wrongfully denied your...
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Disability and Finding The Resources For The Day-To-Day

Disability and Finding The Resources For The Day-To-Day

Facing a challenge like an illness, injury, or waiting for a diagnosis can take a toll on how you manage your life. New obstacles constantly arise, from the symptoms and healthcare itself, to your emotional and psychological well being, as well as figuring out new strategies for making your way through day-to-day activities.   Heather came to Share Lawyers when she was denied long term benefits after the long process of finding a diagnosis for her rare heart disease. It was an emotional feat to cope with her illness while waiting to get a definite medical diagnosis. After...