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Now that we’re in the post-holiday lull, lots of people get the “winter blues.” Cold weather and shorter daylight can put us in hibernation mode.

If you’re feeling something more severe, it could be a type of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder. Don’t let its acronym, SAD, make you think it’s a minor problem. SAD is treatable if it’s identified. Everyone is different, and treatment can range from light therapy to medication. There’s more information at the National Institute for Mental Health. If you have symptoms, contact your doctor or mental health professional.

Need help finding help? Try your insurance company or these tips from the Mayo Clinic.

Stay healthy!