As the sun sets earlier across central Alabama, many people experience a chemical change in the brain that can lead to seasonal depression. During this time of year, individuals may experience a range of emotions that lead them to seek treatment. The National Alliance on Mental Illness states that young people and women are at higher risk for seasonal depression.
Signs of seasonal depression include oversleeping, daytime fatigue, and overeating. With the holiday season approaching, the hustle and bustle can also contribute to increased levels of depression for some individuals. For some, it may be their first Thanksgiving without a loved one.
Carastar Health in Montgomery offers outpatient services and the Carastar Crisis Center, providing walk-in help 24/7 in Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes counties. Psychiatrists, nurses, and therapists are available to provide a diagnosis and treatment options for individuals struggling this season. Carastar Health accepts insurance and ensures that cost is not a barrier to receiving help.
Individuals can call 800-408-4197 or visit the Carastar Health website for more information on how they can receive help during this difficult time of year.