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CP and depression in your 30s

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So the 30s have hit and you’re feeling low again: So looking at what you have and the thought of why you. And the feeling of being a burden is another problem because you are not able to do things that the people who you live with can.  Remember that these are also issues that occurred when you were a child, teen and in your 20s  Ok, the feeling is there again! This is when you are going through another bout of depression because of the feelings. But you are not alone. There are lots of people who are in the same box. What to do? Ok so the feelings are there and you've been given all the cues to get the help in your 20s. Now is the time to use them again.  If on the other hand, you're reading this post then it's ok. I've been through the same things and didn't know anything until I was in my 30s  What I did! It was at this age I finally started getting the help I needed. I was diagnosed with clinical depression at this point. So I was put on medication. I also went

Definitely something to think

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This is something that everyone can do no matter if you are disabled or not.

Young adults with cerebral Palsy and depression

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So they're 20+ with cp: Ok so now any help that social services and the medical professionals seemingly wash their hands of the new adult who is beginning their adulthood. I say that in the sense that the professionals don't really know what cerebral palsy does to an adult. So what do you do now? If you have gone through difficult times as a child with cerebral palsy and they are feeling low because of what the condition is throwing up even daily. This could be tiredness, muscle tone and pain, or anything else that cp has given you. Then go back to the people who were there for you as a teen helped you with the mental health issues that come across from time to time. These may be: Councillor Friends Family Work colleagues. GP Social services  One of the main feelings: At this point the question of why me? probably is the biggest question you may ask yourself even though you may know the reason. Emotional frustration because of what your body throws at you emotionally is the ma

Think about it

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This is something to inspire to daily

Teens, cp and depression

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School and teenage life with cerebral palsy: Like every child and adult, they may go through bullying. Which is horrendous in any case having a disability on top of that can make things even worse. It doesn't matter what type of school the child is at either.  Listening to the Teen: This is the most important thing that should come from the parents, friends, family, and professionals that are involved with the child. because it is their lives that you're looking out for as an adult in their lives. At school: When the child is at school and if they are being bullied. then the first port of call is to get it dealt with within the school itself. But again if it is not resolved you will need to go higher in the system. At home: If at home the child is unhappy and depressed.  Talk to the teen Listen to the teen Don't ignore them or brush off what they are saying or going through. Point them in the direction for help Emotionally support them And just generally support them. Some

This is a thing to think about

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This is the best way to think and do.

An amazing quote

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This I found on @quote  And totally believe Marylin Monroe was more influential than a lot people realise ❤️

Dealing with depression and childhood with cerebral palsy

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So your child has cp and is mentally struggling: With this in mind, you're gonna have to think about how things are with your child and cerebral palsy. Want to ensure that the child themselves is happy and well adjusted to the environment and people around them. If this is not done then the child could develop depression at a very early age due to the lack of knowledge for themselves about their own condition and why people are treating them differently. Equality in the home: Whilst doing everything possible for the educational and physical side of the person with the condition cerebral palsy, people often forget the mental-emotional side of the condition. Because of this, it can be seen as just a physical condition that doesn't initially change yet when older secondary problems occur. It should be acknowledged that equality in the home must be done both ways, not just treating the child as a normal child without any condition. But remembering that they also do have a condition

Depression and cerebral palsy

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Is Depression and Cerebral Palsy Connected? That is a question that a lot of people have. It is also a valid one because of the limitations that cerebral palsy causes within the body and the frustration that comes along with it. It doesn't matter what age of the person with the condition there is always going to be times in their own lives when frustration kicks in. Depression and children with cerebral palsy: As a child with cerebral palsy, it is going to be harder for them to communicate what is wrong. It may be because they are different from their classmates. That, either they distance themselves to let the others shine. Or they can be bullied. Which is equally wrong. It's also when the parents or family members either expect the child to do the same as other members without taking into account the issues that the child may have. Or won't let them do what they are capable of by smothering. Therefore they are unable CP Teens and Depression: This is when things start to s