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5:00pm – Geared more for young families
7:30pm – Traditional
You’ve likely heard of, if not experienced, seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
It’s a type of sadness or depression that comes about with a change in the seasons—typically, though not always, starting sometime in the fall and continuing through the winter months. When it is severe, it calls for professional therapy, and even medical intervention. There are degrees of seasonal angst, however; and, short of something approaching clinical depression, it can be a condition lessened, if not eliminated, by the supportive, caring, perspective-giving presence of other people. As I shared in my November article, however, research indicates that “nearly half of Americans report sometimes or always feeling alone, left out, not having meaningful relationships, or believing they are isolated from others.”Read more