As the weather cools down, many people start to feel a downturn in their mood. The mornings and evenings are darker for longer and the cold starts to seep into homes. Cooler weather, though, doesn’t have to get you down. This is the time of year to embrace coziness, try out some new teas, and invest in slippers (really, they’ll change your life). A change in perspective might be all you need to have a positive experience with the fall and winter. Albert Camus, a French writer and existentialist, takes a rather beautiful view of fall:
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
If you are persistently feeling sad or anxious, please make an appointment with CAPS. The services are free and the counselors are able to help with a wide variety of mental health concerns.