Do Blind Rehabilitation Centers help with coping skills?

With a trained staff, the Blind Rehabilitation Centers work with veterans in both individual and group talk therapy sessions. During these intimate encounters, trained professionals teach veterans key strategies to cope with their acute or chronic vision loss. Group sessions are established to enable veterans to talk about their feelings about being blind, including feelings of loss, grief, anger, depression, and helplessness.

In addition to the counseling for veterans, there are family programs that teach the veteran’s family members about the rehabilitation process. One program, Adjustment to Blindness, uses individual counseling sessions and group meetings to teach veterans strategies for coping and adapting to vision loss.

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