Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Moods that shift with the season and sun; how to recognize it and manage it
It was winter and Toronto was cold; so the professional forecasters decided to finally speak. But CBC reported they didn’t agree; Shubenacadie Sam in Nova Scotia said Spring would spring but Ontario’s Wiarton Willie said “6 more weeks of winter”. America’s most famous underground predictor, Punxsutawney Phil from Pennsylvania decided to agree with Willie. So people across the country were wondering, “Should we smile wide, hoping for an early spring, or should we be prepared for 6 more weeks of snow?”
But did you know there are people who are depressed when spring starts and some who don’t smile whenever there’s snow? Continue reading
The RCMP, Canadian military soldiers, and PTSD today
Today, on November 11, we remember the veterans of the past. But we can’t forget the veterans of today, the veterans who presently serve in the military and work tirelessly to keep us safe from danger – those who work for law enforcement. In Canada the oldest of these is the RCMP.
Today many Canadian soldiers and law enforcement officers are treated aren’t looked at with the same respect as the past. Why? They suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).