DO YOU HAVE THE WINTER BLUES?

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DON'T LET BAD WEATHER TAKE YOU DOWN

Are you feeling overwhelmed, tired, depressed, or have low energy? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is real and can have a

"Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall and early winter and going away during the spring and summer. Depressive episodes linked to the summer can occur, but are much less common than winter episodes of SAD." (NIMH, 2016). 

The University of Washington provides reasons why the cloudy, dark and rainy weather may be having an effect on your emotions and overall health. Take these steps to deal with your winter blues and maintain a balanced mood throughout the year! 

 

RESOURCES

Light Therapy* is a free service provided by: UW Counseling Center (206-543-1240) or, Hall Health (206-543-5030). 

Contact your personal physician, or Novo Life Counseling for assistance with additional referral resources.

*Please consult with your physician or mental health counselor before purchasing a light therapy box.