On August 9, National Book Lovers Day, we wanted to share some Canadian books about disability, mental health, and wellness.
I Overcame My Autism and All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder: A Memoir
This book is a memoir-in-essays by Toronto-based writer, Sarah Kurchak. Sarah was diagnosed with autism at the age of twenty-seven, but she also struggled with depression and anxiety largely caused by pretending to fit in.
"This book is extraordinary. It's so rare to read a memoir where an author — autistic or not — is able to so thoroughly share the intricacies of their internal experiences, and Sarah Kurchak manages to do it in a way that's relatable, empathetic, and delightfully funny." - Goodreads review
One Good Reason
A memoir by famous musician and performer Séan McCann, the novel looks at addiction, abuse, and recovery.
"Séan has spent most of his life on a stage performing in front of thousands of people, I would have to believe that it takes a whole different type of courage to write down for the whole world to learn of the sexual abuse he was victim to." - Goodreads review
The Ghost Garden: Inside the Lives of Schizophrenia's Feared and Forgotten
The author Susan Doherty spends time in Montreal's Douglas Institute getting to know and sharing insights from different individuals struggling with mental health and psychiatric illnesses. We see rare insights into people's minds, with less judgment than typically seen or read.
"I learned much about the terrible disease of schizophrenia but never felt I was being lectured to. I became engrossed in the story of everyday people that were placed in terrible circumstances and couldn't put the book down because I cared so much about them." - Goodreads review
Have you read any of these books? Let us know on social media or tell us about one of your favourite Canadian books about similar topics.
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A note from our long term disability lawyers
Taking a medical leave from work is not an easy decision to make. Concerns about providing for yourself and your family and keeping your job may cause you to want to push through your pain, but this won’t make your problems go away. Stopping work is often the smartest decision for your long term health and well-being, and your disability benefits are there to provide you with financial support until you can return to work.
If you have made the tough decision to stop working and apply for your short term disability or long term disability benefits, you may feel overwhelmed by the process and have questions that your employer and your insurance company are not able or willing to answer. Share is There to see you through and answer your questions.
Our Disability law firm knows what you have been going through
We understand that things have not been easy for you over the last little while. Your health has been suffering, you are unable to work, and now your insurance company, who was supposed to be there in your time of need, has decided they will not pay your disability benefits or respect your disability claim. These benefits exist to provide you with the financial support you need so that you can focus on your health and rebuilding your life. It is unfortunate that your insurance company has not lived up to its promise. If your disability claim has been denied, we will fight to get you the benefits you are entitled to. Our disability lawyers have helped thousands of Canadians get their long term disability benefits over the past 35 years, and we can help you too.
Our experienced disability lawyers can fight back on your behalf
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If you are unable to work, your disability benefits should be there to provide you with the financial support you need. While your insurance company may be focused on finding ways to avoid paying your claim, our focus is on what is in your best interest. When Share Lawyers gets involved, you have an entire team of lawyers that are there to support you and to fight for what is yours.
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In this video, we explain the role of a long term disability lawyer and how we can support you when you have been denied your long term disability benefits.