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  • Writer's pictureQiana Jones

Strength for the Journey

Does the change in seasons affect your mood?

If the answer is yes, you might be experiencing Major Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern aka “Seasonal Depression.”

Symptoms & Signs

  • Tiredness/fatigue

  • Feelings of hopelessness

  • Social withdrawal

  • Lost of interest in activities you once enjoyed

  • Having suicidal thoughts

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Low energy

  • Oversleeping

  • Appetite changes (wanting more comfort food rich in carbs)

  • Depressive pattern has occurred for 2 years or more

Self-help Strategies

  • Physical exercise

  • Get sunlight (open blinds and curtains, go outdoors)

  • Call on your support system

  • Avoid skipping meals

  • Yoga, meditation, acupuncture, massage

  • Therapy! (We can help)

We can help you ...

  • Learn healthy coping skills to reduce avoidance, increase productivity, and regain interest in pleasure activities

  • Identify and reframe negative thoughts and behaviors

  • Explore and build healthy behaviors to improve sleep, mood, and appetite

If you or someone you know may be experiencing seasonal depression, we would love to help and support you with mental and emotional stability.

Straight from the heart:

Client's Corner

  • "I no longer hold myself back and only stick to what I know." - anonymous

  • "I made it through all this stuff. I am stronger and braver than I give myself credit for." - anonymous

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