It will come as no surprise to hear that US workers are stressed out. In fact, just last year, the human resources company Paychex released a survey of over 2000 full-time employees who were asked to rate their stress levels on a scale of 1 to 5. More than 70% reported stress levels of 3 or greater. And many studies have shown that the rates of depression and anxiety are also high, with these mental health issues affecting nearly 1 in 4 US adults. If you are one of the millions who feel this way, you are far from alone.
How do you know if you have a disability?
You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.
Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
- Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
- Blind or low vision
- Cardiovascular or heart disease
- Celiac disease
- Cerebral palsy
- Deaf or hard of hearing
- Depression or anxiety
- Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn’s Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
- Intellectual disability
- Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
- Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression