Everyone can suffer from a mental health issues.
Having language and communication barriers are bound to cause anxiety. Think about not being able to hear the person on the other end of the phone clearly, static obstructing your hearing; rage and anger may fill your mind. Similarly, the deaf suffer this experience daily. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, there are 40 million Americans suffering from anxiety. Within the deaf population, the number is higher, due the abundance of language barriers between the deaf and the hearing population. Those who are hearing impaired cannot follow verbal communications quickly, depending on lip reading in an attempt to keep up with a conversation. (more…)