January is known to be one of the most depressing months of the year. It can also be one of the most stressful. Holidays are over yet their bills are arriving as family is departing. Summer vacation seems far away. The days are darker longer and the weather isn’t as inviting.
How do you beat the winter blues and the feelings that accompany them?
These tips can help to boost a low mood. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or another mental illness speak up. Let them know there is help available. Speaking with a therapist or psychiatrist can be an option. Speak with a doctor first before trying any medication.
Jacqueline Baumann, Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who specializes in Mental Health