Got the winter blues? You’re not alone. According to Psychology Today, the appropriately named Seasonal Affective Disorder—also known as SAD—affects an estimated 10 million Americans.
Today college students across the U.S. are dealing with depression at an all-time rate. In fact, the American College Counseling Association has noticed a steady increase of students reporting their battles with mental illness.
Although depression affects people differently, there are a few common signs to watch out for. The Mayo Clinic lists feelings of sadness, tearfulness, hopelessness, fatigue, irritability, problems sleeping and losing interest in activities as major indicators.
Depression can be crippling, confining its victim and limiting their daily experiences. Many of those who suffer with depression are at a lost of what to do. The first step is to not give up. There are treatments available for depression, and it is important to seek help. However, there are some great hobbies that…