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Try light therapy to battle SAD-ness

BWG Library loans lamps to help with Seasonal Affective Disorder
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As fall approaches and the days get shorter, does your sense of wellbeing plummet?

It could be a sign of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It is estimated that 2-6% of Canadians experience SAD, which is a type of depression where people experience depressive episodes during specific times of year, most commonly during the fall and winter.

A light therapy lamp emits levels of light similar to sunshine, and 30 minutes daily with a light therapy lamp may help relieve SAD symptoms.Unfortunately, these lamps are often too expensive for individuals to purchase themselves.

The BWG Library has been pleased to offer light therapy lamps for use within the Library for several years, and now these lamps are available for loan! Ask about light therapy lamps at the Service Desk.

If you are experiencing mental health issues and need support, please consult your doctor, or click here to visit the AbilitiCIT website where you can access help quickly and at no cost.