Category: Mental Health Matters

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…