Welcome to The Light Room!
This is a friendly and supportive little place on the web, where you can drop by as often as you like to find out more about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Winter Blues / Winter Depression, learn how to manage SAD symptoms, ask questions and get some support from people who know what it’s like to live with this condition.
There are lots of really good information sources available on the internet about SAD and Winter Blues. This blog isn’t intended to replace or replicate this information. Instead, I wanted to offer a more personal perspective, based on my own experience of living with SAD. Find out more about me!
I hope this blog will bring a little light to your days if you have, or suspect that you have, SAD or Winter Blues. If you are supporting a partner, friend, colleague or family member with SAD symptoms, I hope you’ll find the advice useful too!
On this blog, you’ll find answers to your most pressing questions, including:
What is SAD and Winter Blues?
Why do we suffer from SAD and Winter Blues?
Who suffers from SAD and Winter Blues, where do people suffer most, when do we suffer?
How can I manage the symptoms of SAD and Winter Blues?
You’ll also find SAD and Winter Blues facts, useful links, helpful tips, and talking around specific issues to do with SAD… plus a few other random musings! I’ve tried to categorise the posts to help you find the information you want more quickly – you’ll find the categories in the right-hand column of The Light Room Articles page. If you’d like new posts to be delivered to your email, you can also subscribe to this blog from the articles page, or by clicking on the ‘follow’ tab you’ll see across the site.
I hope that in time this blog will grow into a little community. I’d love you to add your comments, ask questions of me and each other and talk about your experience of SAD and Winter Blues. I’ll be adding posts regularly, so if there’s something that you’d like me to cover, please let me know.
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Any advice I might give is based on my own personal experience and needs to be weighed up with what you know about yourself and your own experience of SAD or Winter Blues. I would always recommend going to see your GP if you are experiencing symptoms of SAD or Winter Blues to get a proper diagnosis.
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Any products or services that I recommend are based on my own personal opinions and are not influenced in any way by organisations. I do not receive any financial benefits from this site.