Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that is related to the change in seasons. Symptoms typically start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody.

Don't brush off that yearly feeling as simply a case of the "winter blues" or a seasonal funk that you have to tough out on your own. Take steps to keep your mood and motivation steady throughout the year.

Students effected by SAD can seek assistance from the WWU Counseling Center: (360) 650-3164

Employees effected by SAD can seek help through the Employee Assistance Program: (360) 407-9490

More information on common symptoms, causes, and treatments for seasonal affective disorder are available from the Mayo Clinic by clicking here.

 

Page Updated 02.02.2016