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12/2

Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder

The snow is falling and the city is bright. There is a chill in the air and a feeling of joy.  The decorations are hung, gifts secured, and family time is confirmed, yet, feelings of sadness and low energy are looming.  Some feelings of sadness and low energy that you may not be aware of could possibly indicate a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). 

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11/22

Become an AskableAdult

Early in my career, I received a call at work from a young woman in crisis. She asked where she could place a baby for adoption. When I asked how far along her pregnancy was, I learned she had delivered her baby the night before in her dorm room…without the benefit of a doctor, midwife, hospital, prenatal care or family support. Fearful that her parents would find out, she refused my pleas to seek immediate medical care for her and her baby’s health.  

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