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Old 05-14-2012, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Beautiful hills
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I think OP could genuinely qualify for disability at this point for anxiety and depression.
If you're talking SSD - not an easy task. And, IMHO, now is not the time for additional stress. Besides, one has to stop working in order to claim a disabling condition, which in OP's case is not really an option right now as he needs to move and needs money for special "tools" designed to help him break out of his "cocoon" .

 
Old 05-16-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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It's a lot easier to get SSDI if you have a medical social worker or advocate from some system pushing you through, but I didn't realize that OP was still working. Best wishes.
 
Old 05-16-2012, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Purgatory
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It's a lot easier to get SSDI if you have a medical social worker or advocate from some system pushing you through, but I didn't realize that OP was still working. Best wishes.
I'm not anymore. That job was messing me and my only car up so I had to quit. If I end up under a bridge, so be it. I was too ill to work there and they were not approachable to even try to discuss it.
 
Old 05-18-2012, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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There are many people who suffer from Gender Identity Disorder. First of all try to find a support group in your area. I suggest searching online or maybe even asking your doctor. It is nothing to be ashamed about. You are suffering from depression as well, most likely because of you being trapped in a body that doesn't match your true feelings of who you are. If you can find a way to see a doctor and get your depression under control you can make a plan to transition to the right sex. You need to give yourself a break and understand that you are not alone, there is not one person alive that does not have something they struggle with everyday. Don't give up on your dream...
 
Old 05-28-2012, 11:04 AM
 
Location: On the edge of the universe
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If I was in your situation I would either leave Miami and head for Orlando or Atlanta since I've heard that those communities are more accomodating to LGBT people down in the Old South. Where I'm at the local community is hostile to LGBT as well and I'll have to move pretty soon eventually. America's polarizing and unfortunately a lot parts of the Union will become more hostile overall. South Dakota and these rural prairie states are one of those areas, sorry to say. I'm not sure about the southeastern States but I don't think I'd go to a place like Mississippi or South Carolina. It seems that the smaller states aren't usually friendly overall.
 
Old 05-28-2012, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Purgatory
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If I was in your situation I would either leave Miami and head for Orlando or Atlanta since I've heard that those communities are more accomodating to LGBT people down in the Old South. Where I'm at the local community is hostile to LGBT as well and I'll have to move pretty soon eventually. America's polarizing and unfortunately a lot parts of the Union will become more hostile overall. South Dakota and these rural prairie states are one of those areas, sorry to say. I'm not sure about the southeastern States but I don't think I'd go to a place like Mississippi or South Carolina. It seems that the smaller states aren't usually friendly overall.
I'm really only going to Miami as I have a job lined up. I believe there's a sizeable LGTB community in Wilton Manors. When I tried to pursue it and f'd help, I found a few organisations, one of which had regular meetups. It may not be the best choice, but I have to stick it out. Ultimately, I may end up returning to Europe as some (not all) European countries seem a bit more tolerant, or people in general will simply not bat an eyelid over it.

I notice the hostility, even on this forum (not in the mental health section though).
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