Disability is a matter of perception.

We as a society are not constantly disappointing  people that have some type of disability. The pre-conceived notions we as responsible citizens have toward disability, in general, is disheartening which we really need to start introspecting about . People struggling with disabilities don’t deserve the treatment  they are constantly subjected to .

People especially suffering from vision impairment are more likely to suffer from depression or depression like symptoms  as the general mass.

Blindness or vision impairment can be a primary or secondary side effect of psychiatric treatment. Typical antipsychotics and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) prescribed for patients with depression or anxiety disorders can lead to mydriasis, a dilation of the pupil, which causes the vision to become impaired; tricyclic antidepressants can cause blurred vision; some seizure drugs have been linked to near-sightedness and glaucoma. In addition, certain anti-psychotic medications can increase a patient’s risk for diabetes, which, if not controlled can result in vision loss or blindness. Impairment in color perception can also be affected by anti psychotic medications.

They are just as healthy and capable like everyone else without any malfunctioning defects . Young minds are prone to , mental stress and anxiety  . Often they find themselves being made a ridicule by the people on the streets simply because they are different. Well, there is something really important that you have to learn from this and that is they are not different, they would do all the same things as you if they could. Respect , dignity , acceptance , empathy and sensitivity is all they ask for them to thrive and function as a much needed member of the society

The team of ITVI specially giving extra emphasis on mental health requests the readers to reflect and change the way we look at people suffering from impaired body /malfunctioning defects . People are special in their own ways , if only we let them thrive , in their own unique ways . This will be a  great way for us to learn how to interact with people that have disabilities of any kind . “The human spirit is one of ability, perseverance and courage that no disability can steal away. ”

By-Fiona Catherine Jerry

  Team ITVI

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