As the sun sets earlier across central Alabama, many people experience a chemical change in the brain that can lead to seasonal depression. With the holiday season approaching, this time of year brings about a range of emotions and can also contribute to increased levels of depression. For some, it may be their first Thanksgiving without a loved one.
Signs of seasonal depression include oversleeping, daytime fatigue, and overeating. Young people and women are at higher risk for this type of depression. Carastar Health in Montgomery, Autauga, Elmore, and Lowndes counties offers outpatient services and the Carastar Crisis Center, providing walk-in help 24/7. Psychiatrists, nurses, and therapists are available to provide a diagnosis and treatment options for individuals struggling this season.
Cost should not be a barrier to receiving help as Carastar Health accepts insurance. For more information on how to seek treatment or get involved with Carastar Health’s crisis center or outpatient services call 800-408-4197 or visit their website today.