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By the Numbers: Canada’s Growing Awareness of Invisible Disabilities

By the Numbers: Canada’s Growing Awareness of Invisible Disabilities

Invisible disabilities are far more common than many people realize. According to the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD), more than 2 million Canadians are currently living with a mental health-related disability, and even that number does not fully reflect the scope of the issue. Pain-related conditions are the most common cause of disability for adults over the age of 25, and many of those conditions – including fibromyalgia and arthritis – may not be immediately apparent to a casual observer. Unfortunately, even our best metrics are imperfect. The previous CSD...
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The Challenges of Life with Epilepsy

The Challenges of Life with Epilepsy

While epilepsy is frequently associated with physical seizures, the condition is, in fact, a brain disorder that involves abnormal bursts of electrical activity. Those bursts can and do trigger seizures, but the severity and frequency will vary from individual to individual. That means that epilepsy will manifest differently depending on the circumstances. Many patients are able to lead relatively unencumbered lives, with seizures occurring at a rate of less than one per year. Others experience multiple seizures every day, which can make it far more difficult to hold a...
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Why won’t my insurance provider recognize my disability?

Why won’t my insurance provider recognize my disability?

Invisible disabilities can be just as debilitating as their more visible counterparts, making it extremely difficult to fulfill the day to day responsibilities of a job. Unfortunately, people with invisible disabilities often face more barriers than people with more evident physical limitations, especially when they choose to file a long term disability insurance claim. Much of that is simply a question of recognition. By definition, invisible disabilities cannot be confirmed with the naked eye. Someone with a mental health issue like PTSD will often seem to be perfectly...
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Celebrities Living with Disabilities: Epilepsy

Celebrities Living with Disabilities: Epilepsy

While they might seem next to invincible up on stage or fighting crime on the silver screen, it’s important to know that famous actors and musicians also deal with serious chronic illness and long-term disabilities. Today, we share another blog in our series on Celebrities with Long-Term Disabilities, with a focus on Epilepsy. Click here to read other posts in the series, on Skin Cancer, Lyme Disease, Lupus, Diabetes, Brain Aneurysms, and HIV/AIDS. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Epileptic seizures can have a...
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Denied Disability for Head Trauma

Denied Disability for Head Trauma

Joel is a 41-year-old former warehouse manager and part-time DJ. For years Joel burned the candle at both ends, working hard on weekdays and DJing regularly at weddings and parties on the weekends. After pulling a number of late nights, Joel was so tired that he slipped in the shower and hit his head. Luckily for Joel, his employer let him take a month off to recuperate. After taking some time to rest, Joel returned to work. Three short months later, Joel had a seizure while working late. His doctor ordered an MRI and an EEG but both examinations came back negative. After...