Winter can be tough on mental health and there are ways to combat it, but it shouldn’t be taken lightly. Ed Lacheta, a clinical director with Shelby County Community Services with the Mental Health Department, says that you may suffer from something called Seasonal Affective Disorder.
If you think you are suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, there are some symptoms you should be aware of.
There is also a summertime SAD, where people suffering from it, suffer from insomnia, or not getting enough sleep.
Lacheta says while there are norms to Seasonal Disorder, if you feel off you should reach out and talk to someone.
Lacheta appeared as a guest on the WTIM Morning Show live from our studios in downtown Shelbyville.