Mild Winter – Mild Depression?

We’ve reached the home stretch until the first day of spring, which is just 41 days away…

But, Jack Frost has certainly been easy on us this year.

It’s hard to forget last year’s winter, getting dumped with piles of snow and barring arctic temps.

This year is the polar opposite and has many people in a better mood because of it.

However, even though our winter has been mild. Experts say the problem of seasonal affective disorder can still occur.

Psychologist Darcie Jacobs says, “I don’t think that we have hard data that there’s any less depression. I think if people are going to be affected by seasonal affective depression, they’re going to be more likely to have depression regardless of what the weather is doing.”
Statistically people those who live in a northern climate, and young females are prone to the winter blues.

The amount of daylight is also another factor. They experience a dip in mood not because of other related stressors but during the winter months.

Or you’re sad you missed out on winter this year, there’s always next year.

Since winter officially began on December 22, we added a total of an hour of daylight to our day. We’re averaging 1- 2 minutes of extra sunlight every day.