It's that time of the year again when winter sets in. For some people, it can begin to feel like it will never end, which can have a negative impact on our mental health. People sometimes refer to this, informally, as the Winter Blues.
This might look like sleeping more than usual, eating more of their comfort foods, and engaging in fewer activities. A little bit of this behaviour is to be expected, but too much can cause real problems for some people and can lead to unhelpful thoughts, a decrease in seeking support, and a rise in depression.