Mental Health Resources
Living with a visual impairment can present unique challenges when it comes to mental health. Whether you’re dealing with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. There are a number of resources available to help you get the support you need. And just know, living with these vulnerable feelings makes you human. We are all prone to navigate various obstacles in this light.
Hotlines and Helplines
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
- SAMHSA National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
- NAMI HelpLine: 1-800-950-NAMI (1-800-950-6264)
- BetterHelp: online counseling and therapy services
- 7 Cups: online emotional support and counseling
- Psychology Today: online directory of mental health professionals
Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- American Foundation for the Blind: provides resources, advocacy, and support for the blind and visually impaired
- National Federation of the Blind: offers resources, information, and support for the blind and visually impaired
- American Council of the Blind: provides resources and support for the blind and visually impaired
Remember, it’s okay to ask for help when you need it. Don’t hesitate to reach out to these resources or to others in your community if you’re struggling with your mental health. There is support available to help you through whatever challenges you may be facing.
Disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional mental health advice or treatment. Always consult with a qualified mental health professional if you have questions or concerns about your mental health.