Category: General Living with paralysis and mental health

Living with paralysis and mental health

June 13, 2023

Reeve Foundation
Tuesday, June 12, 2023, 2:00 p.m.

Join Dr. John Chang for a discussion on the intersections of mental health and paralysis! Although mental health is often overlooked for people with paralysis, people with disabilities experience mental health issues at rates significantly higher than people without physical disabilities. Loss of mobility and independence can leave individuals feeling anxious, depressed, and overwhelmed with grief.

Self-esteem and body image can also be impacted, and social isolation can lead to one’s mental health worsening even more. Acknowledging and talking about these emotions is a necessary step towards caring for yourself as a whole person – hear from Dr. Chang as he shares insight and experience on this crucial topic.

Disclaimer: This is for educational purposes only. For psychological services, please contact your state psychological association for referral.

This event is FREE for everyone to attend. Live captioning will be available.

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