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Battling Seasonal Depression at Rocky

As the chilly winds blow through the halls of Rocky Mountain High School, students are not only tackling their academic challenges but also a hidden battle that often arises during the winter months, seasonal depression. This widespread phenomenon affects many individuals, making it crucial to shed light on the issue and explore potential ways to cope with this mental health concern. Understanding Seasonal Depression: Seasonal depression, scientifically referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a type of depression that occurs cyclically during specific seasons, most commonly during the winter months. Symptoms of this condition can range from feeling persistently low, lacking energy, experiencing changes in appetite and sleep patterns, reduced motivation, increased irritability, and a diminished interest in activities that were once enjoyable. The school counselor at Rocky was asked, “How can students get help?” She said, “Students can always come down to the office or talk to a trusted adult.”

The school administration, teachers, and fellow students play crucial roles in fostering a supportive environment, particularly during the challenging winter months. By promoting open discussions about mental health and implementing proactive measures, Rocky Mountain High can become a place where students feel understood and supported. Students should not hesitate to reach out to these professionals if they require additional assistance or counseling. Conclusion: While the Rocky Mountain High School community grapples with the beauty of the winter season, it is important to acknowledge and address the potential mental health challenges that come along with it. By increasing awareness, fostering a supportive environment, and providing necessary resources, we can ensure that students at Rocky Mountain High are equipped with the tools needed to combat seasonal depression and thrive academically, emotionally, and mentally throughout the year.

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Ruby Wagner
Ruby Wagner is a freshman at Rocky. This is her first year in journalism and she is excited for the 2023-2024 school year. She enjoys hanging with her friends and working out.

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    rylynn manningJan 31, 2024 at 10:10 am

    hi! this ready helps get through (SAD) and made be feel better getting through the sad winter.

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    Claire GaleJan 30, 2024 at 8:46 pm

    Loved this article. I think one thing most people don’t talk about is how most of every student goes through depression especially in the Winter Months. Its nice to hear from Students who also get what most students go throw during school.

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    hudson phelpsJan 24, 2024 at 8:45 am

    This was a really good article because it speaks about a topic not many people are aware of. This article is important because it shows and tells others about (SAD).

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    tenley trubowJan 22, 2024 at 9:01 am

    Hi! I think this is a great article and glad for someone to speak up about it, because I have seen so many others suffer with season depression and I have also been through it, and it is ruff and hard to get past every year and feel this way, but this article help me learn even more, it’s going to be okay!

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    Allison RochaJan 22, 2024 at 9:01 am

    Seasonal depression is a real thing I’m so glad you wrote this article to help remind students there not alone and can always find an adult to talk with at school.

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    Sophia MartinezJan 22, 2024 at 8:58 am

    I understand that this can be hard and i like that there is a rocky mountain program to help those who are struggling