I’ve been a quad almost 22 years (I’m turning 32 this year) and I’ve definitely battled with depression and all sorts of things. I have pretty terrible negative self-thoughts, but I think one thing that keeps me going is the will to prove myself and others wrong. For me, my depression isn’t so much about being a quad, but instead the limitations I face because I have a disability and honestly a lot of those limitations are financial and not physical. If I had more money, and didn’t have to stress over those kinds of things, I’d be a lot happier.

I’m not sure exactly what level quad you are, but what’s actually stopping you from being happy? Are there things you want to do that you can’t, because I’ve seen lots of people in chairs living pretty amazing lives—and not just the paras.