The Winter Blues

A Guide for Students

This infosheet is aimed specifically at students. Winter in Canada can bring many changes to the quality of our daily experience. The days get shorter and greyer. The weather is colder, and it may lead us to spend more time indoors. International students who have not experienced winter may find this time especially challenging to their mental wellness. Symptoms such as low energy, irritability, and low mood can arise. This infosheet provides valuable information on the difference between winter blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), as well as helpful tips to prevent and manage SAD or winter blues.

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