Recently, a Facebook friend posted this link:
When I saw it, I felt happy. I do not know why this friend chose to post this link– was it because they, too, experience S.A.D., or because they know someone who does? Or maybe it is just because they stumbled upon the link while reading the news online?
Whatever the case, the fact that they took the time to raise awareness in others by posting this educational link meant a lot to me– because I do suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder; because I appreciate people who recognize it as the legitimate condition that it is; because I wish someone had told me about it sooner.
This online article describes the basics of seasonal affective disorder. There is so much to learn about the disorder, but this is a good starting point for those that may think that they have it or may know someone who does suffer from it. Or maybe you have no connection at all with S.A.D., but just like to be an informed individual. Whatever the reason, this is a good place to start.