Be natural and talk with a person who has a disability just as you would talk with anyone else. Dont be patronizing in your questions or your actions. And dont ask questions that you would not ask a person without a disability. Not everyone with a disability wishes to discuss their unique abilities or limitations.
What should we do when we meet someone who has disability?
Talk in a normal tone of voice. Dont lean or sit on the persons wheelchair. The chair is a part of his personal space. Offer assistance if it makes sense (e.g., opening the door, moving something out of the way), but wait until it is accepted before you begin assisting.
How does disability affect mental health?
In general, people with disability report poorer general health and higher levels of psychological distress than people without disability. They also have higher rates of some modifiable health risk factors and behaviours, such as poor diet and tobacco smoking, than people without disability.
What is the root cause of anger?
Common roots of anger include fear, pain, and frustration. For example, some people become angry as a fearful reaction to uncertainty, to fear of losing a job, or to fear of failure. Others become angry when they are hurt in relationships or are caused pain by close friends.
How do you talk to someone who is mentally disabled?
SPEAK DIRECTLY. Use clear simple communications. OFFER TO SHAKE HANDS WHEN INTRODUCED. MAKE EYE CONTACT AND BE AWARE OF BODY LANGUAGE. LISTEN ATTENTIVELY. TREAT ADULTS AS ADULTS. DO NOT GIVE UNSOLICITED ADVICE OR ASSISTANCE. DO NOT BLAME THE PERSON. QUESTIONS THE ACCURACY OF THE MEDIA STEREOTYPES OF MENTAL ILLNESS.More items