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Nov
14
Are you struggling with the winter blues?

If you find yourself feeling down, anxious, hopeless, fatigued, or just not yourself starting around fall while feeling relief starting in the spring – it could be Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).



Roughly 20% of the US population is affected by mild to severe SAD.



SAD can be caused by a range of factors including increased stress due to holidays, chemical changes due to less sunlight including vitamin D deficits, increased melatonin production, and decreased serotonin production, family or personal history of mental health diagnoses



Symptoms to look out for:


Decreased energy


Changes in appetite


Changes in sleeping patterns


Feeling depressed, hopeless, worthless


Less interest in things you formerly enjoyed doing


Trouble concentrating


Suicidal thoughts




Things you can do:


Vitamin D3 and Vitamin B-Complex (B6, B9, B12)


Talk Therapy


Medication


Light Therapy (10,000 Lux)


Self-care


Scheduling time to be with loved ones


Maintaining hobbies


150 minutes of exercise a week


Spend time outdoors


Maintain a healthy diet




  • If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) or text the Crisis Text Line at 741-741


Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling (#JCAC) is a warm and family orientated counseling practice in Alpharetta, Ga. We offer online counseling services in the states of Georgia and Florida. We offer in-office counseling service at our Alpharetta office which is conveniently located to serve Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell, and Cumming, Ga.


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The JCAC Counselors specialize in counseling services throughout the lifespan! We offer play therapy, counseling for children, parental support, adolescent counseling, mental health services, couples counseling, premarital therapy, and individual counseling for adults.


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