The fall & winter months can be emotionally challenging for a lot of reasons. 2020 has added additional stress, anxiety, uncertainty, sadness, hopelessness, & more. There are no easy solutions to these things, & your emotions are valid & deserve the respect & attention they need, but it’s also imperative to find ways to move through your challenges in a healthy way with proper support.
Have you ever heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? Millions of Americans suffer from SAD every year. Women are more likely than men to experience SAD, & it is more common for those living farther north, where there are shorter daylight hours in the winter.
I’d like to share some ways that you might be able to keep your SAD symptoms at bay during this challenging time.
🛑 Please consult your physician if you think you may be suffering from SAD. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read here 🛑
🛑 If you or someone you know is struggling with mental and/or substance use disorders call SAMHSA’s National Helpline. It’s a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish). Call 1-800-662-4357 or TTY 1-800-487-4889 🛑