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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Coping with Anxiety: What to do When You Can’t See the Flood Waters Rising

Thursday, December 15 - 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The past few years have brought uncertainty, confusion and divisiveness, all of which can cause anxiety. Everyone experiences stress and anxiety at one time or another, but today we are living with many more stressors that in many cases, we cannot control. The state of the world and our vision loss are two areas where we have little control. The dangers in the world, the risks we take and the worry we feel can have serious consequences for our mental health. What should we do to make life less anxiety filled and a little more enjoyable?

Second Sense is excited to welcome Jeff Flodin, social worker and author of Jalapenos in the Oatmeal. Jeff recently wrote about the worries he feels in his most recent post, 100 Forms of Fear. With his background in social work and his vision loss from RP, Jeff is uniquely qualified to discuss how anxiety can play havoc in our lives and strategies we can use to keep our heads above water.

Jeff shares ways to:

    • recognize the fear causing your anxiety
    • put your fear into perspective
    • manage fear and anxiety with strategies that work for you

To join us for this informative discussion, call our conference line at 312-809-1004. For questions, email Kathy Austin.