Psychosocial disability is a term used to describe a disability that may arise from a mental health issue.
Not everyone who has a mental health condition will have a psychosocial disability, but for people who do, it can be severe, longstanding and impact on their recovery. People with a disability as a result of their mental health condition may qualify for the NDIS. Around one in five Australians will experience difficulties with their mental health at some stage throughout their lives.
Mental illnesses are disorders which can affect the way a person, feels, thinks, behaves and interacts within society. These disorders can include Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders and PTSD among many others.