woman struggles with mental health in the winter

Maintaining Mental Health During the Winter

The winter blues are somewhat common. While many people feel a bit unmotivated or uninspired during the winter months, these feelings are more profound for others. In this case, a person may be struggling with seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This condition is a mental health disorder that can interfere with day to day life, activities,…

woman struggles with seasonal affective disorder

Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Almost everyone experiences a bout of depression during their lifetime. It may even start as stress and not make you feel unhappy, just off. Depression may last most of your life, for a few years, or a few months. How long your depression lasts plays a significant role in seasonal affective disorder. You may know…

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Alcoholism and Depression Are Often Linked

If you’re struggling with depression, you might find that you turn to alcohol to reduce your depressive feelings. Unfortunately, that can become a vicious circle because alcohol is a depressant that can make you feel worse. Then that leads to more drinking, and before you know it, you’ve found yourself in a problem situation with…