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Bring more awareness to seasonal depression

Dear Editor:

As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, along with the obvious visible changes of the season, it’s common to feel a sense of change in your emotions. The buzz of coming back to school dies out as we leave our first couple of months in the past. Suddenly there’s nothing new and exciting or different about our days and we’re sucked into a repetitive loop.

Children’s National Hospital states that 10-20% of children and adolescents develop mild symptoms of seasonal depression when winter begins.

The concept of seasonal depression is often under-discussed. A noticeable shift in one’s mental state during the winter for those not as familiar or in tune with their emotions or even for those who are can be extremely overwhelming and alarming.

With more pressure and stress as we approach final exams and drift further into the cold dark winter season, I think an article discussing the topic of seasonal depression could benefit many members of the SPA community. The article could provide a sense of relatability or support and would help SPA students and faculty to learn or deepen their understanding of seasonal depression.

Sincerely,
Wynter Feiner

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Wynter Feiner, Staff Writer
My name is Wynter Feiner (she/her). I work as a Staff Writer for The Rubicon, RubicOnline and Ibid yearbook. I love to spend time with family and friends and write. I can be reached at [email protected].

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