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Loss of Vision Group Addresses Coping With Depression

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  Original Published: 10/3/2013Coping with Depression was the topic of The Loss of Vision Support Group's monthly meeting Wednesday. Joe Trolian, Executive Director of the Richland County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board was the guest speaker. Trolian talked about the impact of vision loss and health conditions on depression. He also discussed the depressive symptoms that may occur around the holidays and during winter months, as well as coping skills. "We all know the more common signs of grief and depression such as withdrawal and sadness," Trolian said. "Depression can also manifest itself as just undo stress and forgetfulness. We want to people to be able to address the issues and not ignore them," Trolian said. Trolian said there community services and resources available to anyone struggling with depression. The Loss of Vision Group supports individuals facing the challenges of gradual or acute vision loss as well as to support their families and caregivers.
   
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