through counseling, housing and education.
Boost Your Mood This Winter
Whether January brings cold rain and fog or temperatures so cold it takes 10 minutes to chisel ice off the windshield, it can chill us to the bone. With its long night and post-holiday fatigue, January can easily trigger the blues. Some people develop Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), depression caused by insufficient natural sunlight.
Luckily, there are ways to boost your mood throughout the winter:
- Get outside during daylight.
- Exercise (outdoors if possible).
- Limit your consumption of alcohol and sugar.
- Keep in touch with friends and family.
- Call to mind that the days are getting longer.
Treatment options for people with SAD include counseling, medicine and the therapeutic use of light. If you can't shake the bad feelings, call NewBridge at (888) 746-9333.
Past Mental Health Minutes
- Oct 15 - Changing School Climate to End Bullying
- Oct 1 - Help End the Stigma Of Mental Illness
- Sep 15 - Commit to Wellness During National Wellness Week, Sept. 17-23