We all know that physically and mentally handicapped people require
special care. Globally, a number of public and private institution
setups take care of the special needs of handicapped people. Providing
help to these people is one of the greatest social services that a
person can provide. However, people who make this mission in life need
to be trained in how to care for handicapped people.
are born handicapped, and others get handicapped later in life.
Accidents, wars, natural, and other disasters are the major causes of
both physical and mental handicaps. Children, who are born handicapped
or get disabilities early in life, need special care to help them adjust
to their circumstances. Physical disabilities usually cause mental
trauma also and psychiatrists and psychologists who are trained in
helping such cases are employed to help them. People learn to live with
their physical disabilities, but mental trauma is far more difficult to
tackle. Some patients make amazing progress and learn to deal with and
get over their mental stress. Others take a much longer period to
recover, and yet, others simply give up on life and refuse to progress.
for handicapped people depend heavily on volunteers to help them in
providing this social service. Moreover, a number of physiotherapists,
doctors, psychologists provide their services free to help disabled
people. Then there are organizations that provide free aid in terms of
medication, food, and financial help to run these institutions. Helping
the handicapped is far more difficult than helping regular patients in a
hospital are. The joy of the staff in these institutions knows no limit
when a person with disabilities becomes capable of rejoining the main
stream of life.
Sadly enough, in most developing countries, the
handicapped people are left to fend for themselves without any help from
the state. People also tend to ignore thinking about helping these
people. In fact, in all the countries of the world if you ask anyone for
information regarding handicapped people, institutions and
organizations working in this field, they will be unaware of this.
human beings, with all our limbs and faculties in tack, we must make an
effort to help these people. We should never forget that we ourselves
could end up like them. After all, no one can avoid a disaster that’s
disdained to happen. Therefore, helping people with handicaps is a duty
that all of us need to perform.