All Kinds of News for January 09, 2019
Trails Carolina, a wilderness therapy program for teens ages 10-17, helps students dealing with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. Now that winter has begun, many students struggle with seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, a type of depression that only appears at a certain time of the year. The most common form of seasonal affective disorder is the one that appears around winter time. It’s more than just the “winter blues”; it’s something that should be taken as seriously as depression. Teens with seasonal affective disorder experience a shift in mood for at least two weeks out of the year. Young people with SAD struggle with feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness. They may sleep excessively and feel unfocused during the winter months.
A wilderness therapy environment such as Trails Carolina can be an ideal setting for individuals struggling with seasonal affective disorder. Being out in nature and keeping active can help lower the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder.
Seasonal affective disorder is thought to be caused, in part, by a decreased exposure to sunlight. Spending more time outside and exercising can make a huge difference for individuals who suffer with SAD.
Learn more about seasonal affective disorder in Trails Carolina’s blog on the subject.
About Trails Carolina
Trails Carolina is a wilderness therapy program based just outside of Asheville, North Carolina that offers a multi-dimensional wilderness therapy model to troubled adolescents, ages 10-17. Trails capitalizes upon the profound effects of a student’s wilderness experience, and then combines that experience with strong clinical assessments and therapy. For additional information about Trails Carolina, please call 800-975-7303.