Linda's Corner: Faith, Family, and Living Joyfully

Linda's Corner - Mental illness and disability with Heather Hutchison

December 27, 2021 Linda Bjork/Heather Hutchison Season 2 Episode 87
Linda's Corner: Faith, Family, and Living Joyfully
Linda's Corner - Mental illness and disability with Heather Hutchison
Show Notes

Today we’re going to be talking about real world strategies for coping with mental illness and disability.  I’m delighted to welcome special guest Heather Hutchison.  Heather is an award-winning singer and songwriter from Vancouver Island, Canada.  She is also a mental health and disability advocate, the author of “Holding On by Letting Go,” and she has been blind since birth.  You can learn more about Heather, her book, and her music at her website Heather-Hutchison.com.

Some of the topics Heather talks about:
What are some common misconceptions about blindness?
How is it different in different countries?
What are the challenges of being blind? What are the positives?
What was it like being hospitalized for psychiatric care during the Covid-19 pandemic?
What are some real world strategies for coping with mental illness and/or disability?
What techniques have worked best for you to help manage depression and anxiety?
What words would you share with someone who is struggling with their mental health, or feeling hopeless?
And more.

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