As I realize that those of us in the US will be turning the clocks back to standard time this weekend, and those of you in other Northern Hemisphere countries may have done the same last weekend, it’s important to remind ourselves of what that time change, and change in the amount of daylight to follow, can mean for folks.
So, I’m sharing a link and an image from the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) to remind us that SAD is a thing, and it can be mild and treated by taking some small actions, or it can truly interfere with living our lives and might require something more than eating healthier. Either way, keep this handy and know when the season might be affecting you.
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I am somewhat surprised by Amy’s findings too, that she much preferred not having video calls with a therapist. But when I read this paragraph, it started to make a little more sense. “To my surprise, my favorite method of communicating with an online therapist was via messaging. I found myself being more open and honest…
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