Feeling S.A.D.


It can be known as the dark days of winter. Sunrise and sunset leave the Brainerd lakes area with just 8-9 hours of daylight between December and March and often times can lead to an overall glum feeling.

But that glum feeling is not just an emotional sad day – sometimes it can be something much more.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that is recognized in climates where sunlight decreases during the winter season.

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Jessi Pierce
Born: 9/28/1987 (age 24) High School: Mahtomedi High School (home of the Zephyrs) in Mahtomedi, Minn. College: Journalism and Mass Communications degree from Iowa State University (Class 2010) Passions: Sharing the story. I love getting to know people, and in particular this town as it is so new to me, and being able to share something about them with the public. That and sports, especially hockey and lacrosse. Follow me on Twitter @jessi_pierce (views on Twitter do not represent that of the Brainerd Dispatch)
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