Tag: mental health

Supporting A Loved One With Vision Loss – At Home, With Better Communication, And Riding Out The Emotional Rollercoaster | An Audio Recording

I spoke at the Foundation Fighting Blindness conference last year and thought I would share the audio recording here on the blog. Now, it’s cataloged on my website – which makes it easier for you to listen, learn, and share it with anyone else…

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…

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…

Things I Didn’t Want To Hear In The Early Stages Of My Vision Loss

You find out that a friend or family member was just diagnosed with a condition that causes permanent vision loss. They have been told there is no current treatment or cure. They may be in crisis, totally devastated, or in shock and denial by…

My Transition From Sighted Mom to Blind Mom

With Mother’s Day upon us here in the states, RNIB Connect Radio (UK) asked me to talk a little bit about my transition from a sighted mom to a mom who is legally blind. To say it was incredibly difficult would be an understatement. I had so many…

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. …