Category: Mental Health Matters

What Does It Mean To Be Enough? | Mel Scott

When looking back on five years worth of blogs, there are just a few that still feel important for me to read over and over for myself. I think this one especially is worth revisiting. I changed the name because it applies to everyone….

Staying In The Fight For My Life Without Sight.

There’s been a lot of talk about mental health in the news lately. From celebrity deaths to kids who take guns to school with no plans to come out alive. You can’t help but wonder what was going through their minds. How did they…

Doctor, I’m Going Blind. Why Won’t You Talk To Me? | Eleanor Lew

Years ago, when my nephew was a toddler, I was crouching in the kitchen, searching for something in the floor cabinet. After finding what I needed, I quickly straightened and cracked the top of my head on the opened upper cabinet door. Ouch! My little nephew…

5 Things To Do When Anxiety Has A Grip On You

Living with vision loss can also mean living with anxiety. This I know. There were a lot of things I took for granted when I was fully sighted. Being able to see who, or what, was around me was one of them. Not having…

Sight Loss, Addiction, And Depression | A Young Woman’s Journey

A Guest Blog Post | Written By Anonymous | Depression is a term that is very over used and underestimated. What does depression feel like? It isn’t just sadness, it is beyond sadness. It is pure hatred of yourself and your life. ~ Anonymous…

The Beauty Of Resiliency In A Life After Sight Loss

Few things have such a huge impact on happiness and the enjoyment, depth, and fun of life as the friendships we have. It could be the friendships with people in our community, workplace, gym, or school. Close friendships can evolve with the people we’ve known…

Blindness Was The Secret That Weighed Her Down

Two-Minute Memoir: Hiding in Plain Sight | By Nicole C. Kear, Author of the book, Now I See You *Originally posted May 6, 2014 on Psychology today As soon as I started going blind, I resolved to keep it to myself. In the beginning, my…

How Helping The Blind Can Create A Healthier You

I’ve been a student at the Braille Institute in San Diego for about two years now, and I recently added the title of “Volunteer” to my badge. Yes… I’m crossing over the bridge to a place where helping others, such as the blind, can create a healthier you. …

Podcast Picks To Inspire You To Dream Big… Not Blind

Since losing vision, I have had a hard time getting into the audiobook thing.  My mind wanders, I get bored, and I feel like I should be doing 14 other things besides listening to a 250 page novel. I don’t have a favorite author…

60 Heartfelt Thoughts To Pick You Up When You Feel Down

“I can’t go to the grocery store (or any store) by myself anymore. I need someone to read things to me and help find different items for me. The different checkers, who have become my friends, have started to notice that I am not…

Things to Remember When You Think Life Will Never Get Better

I‘ve always been interested in all aspects of “personal development”. Some may call it personal growth, self-help, or self-improvement. It’s all pretty much the same thing. I believe we all can use a little mental help every now and then. It’s healthy, not selfish, to want…

Stepping Out Of My Blind Comfort Zone

I’ve cried enough tears over the loss of my vision to end the drought in California. The shackles of sadness that held me to the ground as I grieved were rarely unlocked. When I thought about ALL the fears I had, and still have, it…