As the day’s grow greyer and the tree’s start shedding their leaves, many individuals are starting to experience the winter blues. With the mix of a global pandemic, potentially spending the holiday season alone and on top of the changing weather, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is in full swing.
For people dealing with SAD the decrease in serotonin which comes from sunlight could make someone experiencing it feel like they have no energy. With some of the most common effects being oversleeping, odd cravings for anything involving carbs, gaining weight and low energy, sometimes staying on top of your mental health during this time can be an uphill battle.
Here are some tips that could make living with SAD a bit easier.
Sometimes the hardest part of living with a mental health issue is believing you have to go through it alone. You’re not alone, there are many people and organizations that can help.
If you or someone you know if struggling with SAD here are a few organizations in Windsor that can help.
Canadian Mental Health Association
Teen Health Windsor Essex Community Health Centre
Community Crisis Centre
Windsor Essex Community Health Centre- Pickwick Plaza