Some illnesses and injuries ravage the bodies of their victims and leave them with obvious, visible scars. Oklahoma residents who have lived through surgeries and accidents, cancers and other physical illnesses, may show the signs of their traumas on their bodies. Their suffering may be inferred by those who do not know them, because of the signs they outwardly carry.
However, not every serious illness or disability is something that can be seen by others. In fact, some serious conditions may reside in their victims and slowly erode their confidence, happiness and capacities to function. Mental illnesses are very real and very damaging to their victims, even when they cannot be identified on sight.
As previous posts here have discussed, mental illnesses can take on many forms. They can manifest as pervasive depression that robs individuals of their desires to live. They can take on the form of anxieties so strong that victims cannot will themselves to leave their homes. These are only some of the severe mental conditions that may disable individuals and avail them to certain disability benefits programs offered by the Social Security Administration.
At our law firm, we recognize that disabilities take on many forms, some of which may not be visible to the eyes. Mental illnesses are real and when they control the lives of Oklahoma residents, they may also be considered disabilities. At our law firm we work with new clients whose mental illnesses affect their capacities to live and work and who wish to learn more about their options to seek disability benefits support.