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.
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Susan I neglected to leave a message on VA’s website this morning. I just wanted to let you know that I thought it was a very good article and one I can relate to all too well.
Thanks for letting me know, Steph!
Excellent article. Depression is a hidden epidemic in many communities and we all should talk about it and if we suffer from it we should not do so in silence.
Couldn’t agree more Casee.
Very moving and helpful account of your experience. I have suffered from reactive depression when over a period of several years, every time I turned a corner, circumstances beyond my control tripped me up. It takes a long time to recover and you are right that activity is a big part of the answer. Interesting links…thank you, Susan.
Thank you for sharing your experiences as well, Bridget.