The Pandemic, Social Isolation, and Economic Downfall can take its toll even on the strongest
Did you know that 1% to 2% of the population suffers from Seasonal Depression (SAD)?
Have you thought or felt like “I Don’t Want to do Anything”?
Chances are that you could be experiencing anything from election anxiety to seasonal depression.
Yes, both of these things are real.
According to HelpGuide.org, Seasonal Affective Disorder (also known as SAD) affects 1% to 2% of the population. They also note that the majority of people that experience SAD are typically women and young adults.
Do Men Suffer From Seasonal Affective Disorder?
First, let’s be honest.
Many men still feel a stigma associated with telling the truth about their inner feelings. Many of which might not even have the vocabulary or ability to express how they actually feel.
So, it’s probably a fair assessment to think that men do indeed suffer from Seasonal Depression, but just don’t admit it.
But, how do you know?
How Do I know if I have Seasonal Affective Disorder?
When trying to assess if you are in a rut or actually going through something like SAD, it’s always recommended to be brutally honest with yourself.
For example, are you just having a lazy day? That’s not such a big deal. We all need rest and recovery time
To take it up a notch, be honest, and ask yourself if perhaps you’ve been having a lazy week. This might be something more.
Other symptoms of SAD include:
Symptoms of SAD
Having Low-self esteem
Changes in sleep
Reduced Sex Drive
Feeling Angry or Stressed
Not Wanting to do Anything
Why Don’t I Want To Do Anything?
Trying to understand why you don’t want to do anything can stem from so many areas of life.
2020 has been a really tough year for so many people. This year in particular has just been a real shit show. Many people don’t actually realize how much of a toll the 2020 US election does affect us mentally.
Add this on top of the anxieties caused by COVID-19 and change of seasons. It’s a mental bomb waiting to explode.
Resources to Fix the Winter Blues or Election Anxiety
The good news is that today we have so many solid options and resources available to keep our mental health in check.
Two of our favorite organizations that provides so many resources including a depression test are: