December Advocacy Spotlight : Seasonal Affective Disorder

With winter just around the corner, let us educated ourselves about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).



December’s Advocacy Readings are: “Feeling SAD? Valley naturopath outlines things to know about seasonal affective disorder” and “Expert advice on how to cope when pandemic anxiety collides with seasonal depression”.


With December finally upon us, winter is just around the corner. With this change in season comes a well documented mental health phenomenon known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD usually affects individuals in the winter months, as the days are shorter and there is less daylight. In a regular year, SAD can affect around 5% of Canadians. Unfortunately, with the pandemic and it’s associated impact on mental health, there may be greater effects on typical SAD symptoms.


This month, let's take some time to learn about Seasonal Affective Disorder and how to support our well-being.


Find these articles at:


https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/lifestyles/regional-lifestyles/feeling-sad-valley-naturopath-outlines-things-to-know-about-seasonal-affective-disorder-414136/


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/how-to-guard-against-seasonal-depression-during-uncertain-times-1.5786728


Please note: There are many campus resources available if you are looking for mental health support, find out more at: https://carleton.ca/wellness/find-support/

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