The Language Factor.
As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
According to this study - the researchers believe that the stigma towards "mental" health also acts as a barrier for individuals to actually go out and seek help for "mental" health needs. This example reveals the implication of language, and how words are attached to meanings that are outside of the actual word.
If we deconstruct the word, we can read it as "dis", and "ability." The first half of the word which is "dis" implies that something has been taken away, lost, or cannot be retrieved. So when we attach the "dis" to the word ability - as the definition says, some type of ability has been lost or limited. This word comes with negative inferences, and also stigma. Which is why I also think that this word needs to be changed, to convey, or place an emphasis upon ability. While there may be special care required in both cases, instead of thinking of these as limitations, why not think in terms of being limitless? Depending on individual or severity of cases, in general terms, we can say that human beings that require mind / brain care, or loss of any ability, don't loose their internal or innate desires to survive. The desire to survive, or create will act so that human beings will surpass and see beyond limitations, and will even gain superior abilities, because they can tap into other senses, and probably will gain access to insights, foresight to life, living, that the average human being might over look on a day to day basis.
Our thoughts, to invite and inspire. With Love & kindness. :)