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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

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

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

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

Are You Really Desiring to Scream out Loud? When life throws another curveball!

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  This year has certainly thrown a curveball to everyone with the virus being part of it. which I have mentioned in various posts such as How are you doing in these strange times You know what though there are things that want to throw you some kind of lesson. So learning from these situations is often difficult but that's ok. I've talked about these in posts such as Urgh The feeling but you know what even I'm learning to be patient. Being patient is a very difficult thing if you are used to almost instant gratification yet it is worth learning as a skill. The future had also been put on hold because of what the government had decided to do while beginning to open up the country again. And this also means that our own future has been put on hold and it is kind of scary not knowing what is going to happen next but it is not totally in my hands at the moment. At this point, we have to wait and see if there is a chance we can have what we want or do we have to change tact f

Shifting from the chaos of negativity in life to happiness!

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  There's been so much chaos over the last few years with the pandemic, selling and moving home. During this time I have been trying to be as positive as possible. However, it hasn't been possible all the time. I have not felt like wearing nice clothes or anything. It felt like nothing was going to change. It was horrible and depressing. Something needed to change. And it did! The last 2 years! The stress of selling the old place was ridiculous because the feeling of being trapped was the biggest challenge. This was mentioned in Introducing Being trapped in House in a new light . For the first time after the best and biggest shock was the fact that we were going to sell the house. The feeling of excitement was really strong yet surprising. It was shocking as I hadn't expected it at the time. Living in a Victorian house could not be safe for me because it was not fit for purpose. Because of my disability. As well as the pollution of where it exists. It also had a lot of emo