the black dog of depression

The Black Dog of Depression

This is the time of year in the northern hemisphere when depression is on the rise. For two reasons: The diminishing light brings on the symptoms of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), and Holiday times are coming and many people find themselves sad, down, lonely and hurting at these times. SAD can be temporary, or it can be a precursor to deeper depression. So what can you do about it?

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