Winter Woes

Madi Russell, Reporter

With winter slowly creeping in on us, so do the “winter woes”. The sadness some people feel during these cold winter months is a real and serious disorder called Seasonal Affective Disorder.

“I’m pretty sure it’s the lack of sun and not having enough vitamin C. Also it being so cold is kind of downer too.” Nate Spackman, Sophomore, said.

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that is related to changes in season. Many doctors will recommend light therapy or some type of psychotherapy.

“Exercise always helps, which is also a contributing factor to why I’m so sad in the winter because it is so hard to get outside. The holidays and Christmas break are definitely things that help make me happier during the winter.” Spackman said.

Don’t simply brush off those yearly feelings as a case of the “winter woes”. There is help and steps you can take to overcome the sadness felt during these chilly winter months.

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