As the hours of daytime grow shorter and winter approaches, many Americans will feel the onset of seasonal affective disorder. Characterized by lethargy, sadness and loneliness, SAD affects about 5% of U.S. adults.
Host Lisa Mullins speaks with several Massachusetts residents and clinical health psychologist Kristin MacGregor about SAD's impact.
Resources: If you're looking for help finding support or treatment for SAD, The National Alliance on Mental Illness Massachusetts chapter says you can call its COMPASS Helpline at 617-704-6264 or 1-800-370-9085. Or email email@example.com.
If you're in mental health crisis, you can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and the Samaritans Statewide Hotline (call or text) at 1-877-870-HOPE (4673). Call2Talk can be accessed by calling Massachusetts 211 or 508-532-2255 (or text c2t to 741741).
This segment aired on November 13, 2020.