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10 Tips and Tricks for Seasonal Depression





It's almost that time of the year again. Yep, you guessed it; seasonal depression (clinical term: Seasonal Affective Disorder) is right around the corner. According to Psychology today, Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a recurrent major depressive disorder where episodes of depression occur during the same season each year and is estimated to affect 10 MILLION Americans! Many people experience SAD in the winter months due to days getting shorter and darker, but no worries we got your back! Here are some tips and tricks that can help:


  1. Light therapy

  2. Vitamin D supplements

  3. Monitor your mood and energy levels

  4. Physical Activity (maybe even exercising outdoors)

  5. Take advantage of sunlight when it's out --take a walk!

  6. Plan pleasurable activities/something to look forward to

  7. Make a "self-care" playlist--songs that make YOU happy.

  8. Reach out to friends and family

  9. A healthy diet

  10. Therapy

With 2020 being so unpredictable, we want to make sure to provide you with tools to Stay Above Depression and combat the SAD!


Resources & References:

Seek help sooner rather than later: heartmindrva.com

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/conditions/seasonal-affective-disorder


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