My disability vs the disability of the judicial system

Posted November 29, 2021 from United States

There is a wonderful Individual that I have the honor to know. She is disabled, with bipolar manic depressive disorder. One day, unluckily, she made a terrible mistake that is affecting her for the rest of her life. She robbed a store with words. "Give me the money in the cash register", she said. Five seconds of insanity resulted to a severely regretful, troublesome life. She stopped her bipolar medication for three days and the mind that she worked so hard to sow together, suddenly started unraveling the stitching. Situations in her life suddenly started feeling more difficult to fix and small mistakes started feeling huge. Money was already hard to come by, due to the amount of her disability income compared to the amount of her bills. And working wasn't even in the question simply because working could possibly result in the termination of her SSDI check. So one day life's problems became too difficult for her and she thought of this stupid resolution to go into a store and demand money. She didn't do this for humor or recreation. She did it because she had a light bill already in the truck and scheduled to be cut off at any time. The point that I am getting to is that this wouldn't have never happened if there was a program that could assist disabled women in taking there medication and during this time in the program we could help assist them with handling certain financial needs. Maybe other finances other than the norm (light, rent, ,water,gas). A program to help them get their budgeting under control and assisting them with taking care of owed finances. Many have requested this type of program but I don't have the funds to start it. Please assist me in assisting others. Thanks

This story was submitted in response to Disability Justice.

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Regina Afanwi Young
Dec 01, 2021
Dec 01, 2021

Hello. Sunshine, Big welcome to World Pulse. Congratulations on sharing your first story. You are doing some important to work
I hope you get the funds to carry out your program. Looking forward to reading updates of your work

Grace Iliya
Dec 07, 2021
Dec 07, 2021

Hello Sunshine,
Welcome to World Pulse. Thank you for sharing your story with us. Looking forward to seeing your updates

Tamarack Verrall
Dec 12, 2021
Dec 12, 2021

Dear Sunshine,
It is so important that the reasons behind big mistakes like this get looked at carefully, and solutions found. Too often laws get broken when people are desperate, looking for ways to survive. People with disabilities more often than not face bigger hurdles than most. Thank you for your story. It points us in an important direction.