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Teachers and staff help those effected by Seasonal Affective Disorder

Teachers and staff help those effected by Seasonal Affective Disorder

Megan Baxter, Photography Editor

February 16, 2019

Grades dropping, rare socialization and zero concentration. Already diagnosed with depression, junior Grace Murphy notices that things get a lot worse around winter time. "My teachers are really great and understanding," Murphy said. "One time when I missed five days of school leading up to break...

Self care combats S.A.D.

Self care combats S.A.D.

Claire Anderson, Field Reporter

February 9, 2019

"Lethargic," "lack of motivation" and a "sense of hopelessness," are the words Social Studies and Psychology teacher Roger Stippel used to explain Seasonal Affective Disorder. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that affects student's moods negatively during the fall and wi...

Seasonal Affective Disorder impacts student’s mental health

Seasonal Affective Disorder impacts student’s mental health

Ava De Jonge, In studio Photo Editor

January 7, 2017

Winter blues may be a simple answer to feeling low when heading into the colder seasons, but there might be a different reason for it. According to Mayo Clinic, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same ti...

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