Generally, I am a positive person and deal with my problems with fortitude and positivity, but when I am around people who are negative, I feel negative, then I have to build myself back up again.
It is only through talking about mental health that we will be able to make the link between emotions and health. Our emotions play a big part in whether we will stay well or not. Emotional health can affect our immune system, so keeping ourselves in a good emotional state is very important.
People like me living with cerebral palsy don’t only have our conditions to deal with, but also other people’s inability to understand our problems. This can cause extra emotional stress and it’s that which knocks our immunity.