If you have a severe mental health condition, most people don’t understand what you’re going through. Sometimes people don’t believe your impairment because they can’t physically see it. If your condition makes it impossible to work, monthly checks from Social Security Disability can restore hope in your life. But with a mental condition, you face special challenges proving you deserve benefits. In this chart from Chicago’s Nash Disability Law, see what you need to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits with a mental health impairment.