As the weather changes so does your mood. It is important that you listen to your body. It is easy to develop the winter blues. Here are some signs that your winter blues may actually be depression.
1) Depressed mood.
2) Diminished enjoyment or interest in activities that were previously enjoyable.
3) Lack of energy.
4) Loss of appetite.
5) Suicidal thoughts.
Some goals to combat depression are to:
1) Recognize, accept, and cope with your feelings of depression.
2) Develop healthy relationships with others that help prevent the relapse of depression symptoms.
3) Develop healthy thoughts and beliefs about yourself that help alleviate your depressive symptoms and prevent the relapse of depression symptoms.