As the summer ends and the school year begins people sometimes begin to feel the end of summer blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder. This happens because people can feel like they have less freedom will little to no vacation days left, or because they have to change their daily rhythm to fit new schedules. Karen Vatthauer, Owner and Clinical Counselor at Beacon Professional Counseling, said that one way to overcome this is to remember that nights and weekends are still free and relaxation can always happen then.
Vatthauer said children can also feel a lot of stress going back to school, and with the added mental stress, allowing them to have a small break after school isn't a bad idea.
For more information and questions, call Vatthauer at Beacon Professional Counseling at 217-824-3435. Vatthauer appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.