By Bianca Palmisano, as told to Hope Cristol

 

I talk a lot about what it means for me to be disabled, both with my friends and in the workplace. So talking about depression is quite common.

I do have a physical disability: a hypermobility spectrum disorder. It means some of my joints bend way past a normal range of motion, and I live with chronic pain. But I also consider my mental illness — major depressive disorder (MDD) ­– a disability, and I talk about it as a disability.

I think solidarity with this community is important. We support each other and advocate…

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