May is mental health awareness month. The poll I posted earlier this week shows many readers of Adventures in Low Vision have experienced a form of depression. You are not alone in feeling this way. A few years ago, I dealt with depression after gaining my visual impairment. It’s more common than you may think.
Over on VisionAware’s Visually Impaired, Now What? blog, I wrote about my experience with depression after vision loss. I shared statistics on the prevalence of the mental illness, listed the signs of depression, and included resources. Here’s the link for my post on depression. Let me know what you think of the article and tell me about your own experiences with depression.