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.
Through talking about mental health more, there is a link between emotions and health. Our emotions play a big part in whether we will stay well or not. Emotional health affects our immune system, so keeping ourselves in a good emotional state is very important.
People like myself living with cerebral palsy don’t only have the condition 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.