By Debi Budnick
Klickitat County Public Health Department 

You don't have to let winter blues get your mind down

For Your Health


February is maybe best described as “the light at the end of winter’s tunnel.” It’s a great way to look at it because for some people, winter can lead to feelings of sadness, lethargy, and gloom. Sometimes these feeling pass within a few days. They may, however, stick around for a long time and be considered a form of depression. The National Institute of Mental Health describes depression as a painful condition that interferes with daily life. It is a common but serious illness for which many people may never seek treatment. If you are concerned that you might be depressed, talk to your doctor. In the meantime, anyone feeling down can focus on engaging in activities that are prov...

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