Just the Winter Blues? Facts and Myths about Seasonal Affective Disorder

Feb 15, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Location: Online via Zoom


Audience: This webinar is for anyone interested in the topic of Seasonal Affective Disorder and coping strategies.



The Issue: From 1-10% of the population, about 10 million people experience Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of major depression that has a seasonal pattern. While many people think of S.A.D. as merely "Winter Blues," the symptoms of this disorder are distressing, disabling, and can be life-threatening. There is relief available when properly diagnosed and treated.


Description: This interactive webinar distinguishes between two types of Seasonal Affective Disorder, and explores the various facts and myths about this form of depression, including symtoms, treatment approaches, and strategies for coping if you know you are prone to S.A.D. This one-hour webinar includes time for questions and answers, and includes helpful resources.


Intended Outcomes:

  • Distinguish between winter SAD and Summer SAD
  • Name three symptoms and know when to contact your health care provider
  • Name three treatment approaches for Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Learn the phone and text numbers for 24-hour crisis help













Presenter: Lisa Kendall is a social work psychotherapist and clinical gerontologist who has passionately supported well-being across the lifespan, and in a variety of care settings, for almost 40 years. Formerly Senior Consultant for Work and Family Services at Cornell University and now serving on the President's Advisory Council for Work and Family Affairs, Lisa maintains a private counseling and consulting practice in Ithaca, NY, is an educator and mentor for the Eden Alternative, and teaches the nationally recognized fieldwork course for the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute. A founding member of the Finger Lakes Trauma-Informed Network, Lisa speaks to international audiences about the importance of person-directed, trauma-informed care. You can read Lisa's blog on self-care here.

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