It has been proven repeatedly that our physical health has a great effect on our mental health. No, I am not just talking about the back pains or the headaches. I mean, even physical disabilities can have a great effect on a person’s mental health. If we look into it, a study has shown that people with disabilities actually have a doubled risk of developing a mental illness compared to those who do not have a physical disability.
Being a person with a disability during this pandemic puts you into a greater risk than the people who live “normally”. Of course, there are greater considerations for people with disabilities since this virus may affect them the most as COVID-19 breaks down an already weakened immune system even more than it already is. This is why the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that people with disabilities take extra precautions not to get infected.
At first, I thought I would be fine in dealing with this lockdown because of the pandemic. I mean, how long can one stay cooped up in their condo? Two weeks? Four weeks max? That’s easy. This thing will be over soon and in no time. Oh boy, was I so wrong?