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What is Seasonal Depression?

Seasonal depression also known as SAD, is a mood disorder characterized by depression that occurs at the same time every year. This is commonly found across climates where there is less sunlight at certain times of the year. SAD is a type of depression that's directly related to changes in seasons. The symptoms typically start in the fall and continue into the winter months. Common side effects include reduction in energy, feelings of sadness, loneliness and low motivation.


*SAD is extremely COMMON*

*There are ways to help combat SAD*

Some ways to help treat and lessen the side effects of SAD include:

  • Light therapy is also known as phototherapy. This is simply just being exposed to daylight/sunlight. By going to a bright space or turning on more lights in your office can help you stay more awake throughout the day and reduce SAD symptoms.

    • This is such a simple solution!

    • Go on AMAZON and a variety of SAD lamps are available in all different shapes, sizes and colors designed to meet your needs

    • Even just ONE HOUR a day has proven to help with productivity, happiness and overall improve one's mental health during these cold fall months.

  • Seeking Therapy - Being able to open up and discuss how you’re feeling and know that you’re not alone can be beneficial when working through mood swings.

    • UNIVERSALIZE your feelings

    • Receive validation that your feelings are REAL

    • Find a SAFE SPACE to express your feelings

  • Surround yourself with POSITIVE people

    • SPEND time with family, friends & pets

    • Cozy up indoors with a FIRE

    • watch FUNNY and heart-warming movies!

Take small steps to keep your mental health and mood on a positive track.


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