As evidenced by last week’s extremely cold snap, winters in Alberta are not for the faint of heart. But beyond the threat of frostbite, some people find the cold, dark days of winter as hard on their minds as on their fingers and toes. If you are someone who experiences low moods in wintertime, you aren’t alone.
Mental health and addiction issues affect us all, either directly or through those we know and love. In any given year, one in five Canadians will experience a mental health issue; by the time Canadians reach the age of 40, half of them will have experienced a mental health problem.