Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.): Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you're like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. Less often, SAD causes depression in the spring or early summer.

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The lack of sunlight we experience in autumn is proven to affect our mental health. Our brain produces less Seratonin, a chemical that creates happiness and regulates mood when exposed to less sunlight. In autumn and winter, the earth rotates farther from the sun so we experience less daylight and are at risk to become more lethargic and sad. But we don't have to suffer in the fall, there are tons of easy solutions we can do to boost our happiness chemicals without sunlight!

Easy Ways to improve your mental health
-Write down three things you're grateful for every day

-Get at least 15-20 minutes of rigorous exercise regularly

-Use a special sunlight lamp to produce the extra light we're loosing

-Make an effort to smile as often as you can, even if you don't feel like it smiling sends happy chemicals to our brain

-Surround yourself with bright and energetic colors like yellow, green and orange

-Keep a playlist of upbeat songs to cheer you up

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