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Feeling The Winter Blues Even More During This Time Of Covid?

January 20th, 2021

If your mood is as gray as winter mornings and you feel as if you’re living the lyrics of a blues song, it may help to shed light on your daily life. An estimated 16 million Americans experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) as the hours of available daylight are reduced in winter.  Seasonal Affective Disorder is a form of depression that is highly treatable, according to Steve Kopp, Ph.D, family counselor and director of Genesis Psychology Associates, Davenport. Compounding the symptoms of SAD this year is the COVID-19 outbreak. As we stay inside more and are anxious about the virus, there... Read More

Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

November 9th, 2020

Are shorter daylight hours bringing you down? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a real mental health disorder that can affect how you think, feel, and act. Join us Thursday, November 12th at 6:00 pm for a discussion about SAD hosted by the Vera French Community Mental Health Center. Learn about SAD, learn coping strategies, and participate in a Q&A. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: https://bit.ly/dpl-dealingwithsad Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual. This... Read More

Goodbye Winter Blues!

March 6th, 2019

Are you done with winter? Are these long, dark and unnecessarily cold days giving you the Winter Blues? Well, have no fear. There is light at the end of the tunnel! Both figuratively and literally. You don’t need a doctor or scientist to tell you it can be hard to keep your spirits up after months of being stuck indoors, due to snow and cold temperatures. Even if you are an outdoorsy winter person, the shortened days and lack of sunshine can still have an impact on your psyche. By this time of the year, the number of Midwesterners who don’t want warmer days are definitely dwindling day by day.... Read More