Affecting my life in more ways than 10

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GeminiWriter

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I am used to the stereotypical opinions people have about mental health and the general stigma our society cannot seem to bypass, however I have just experienced a brand new rejection.
After a lovely weekend away I have come home to the post and found a letter from an insurance company, with whom I applied for income protection insurance. They have rejected my application on the grounds that I have a history of self-harm and suicidal thoughts, as well as a diagnosis of stress, anxiety and depression. Despite a letter from my GP in my favour and having it more or less under control. I burst into tears reading my very short and impersonal rejection letter, and I feel like a freak, like that is how I am being defined, and something so normal like insurance, is suddenly another hurdle I didn't expect to have.
Am I being dramatic?
Do any members have any experience of this?
 
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life2live

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I'm afraid thats insurance companies for you, if you don't tick the boxes they reject you. Try not to take it personally.
 

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