What are your best tips to help tackle seasonal depression?

Seasonal depression doesn’t just affect your patients, although we know that can be easy to forget when you’re busy taking care of them (which is pretty much always).

The truth is, nurses are just as prone to the wintertime blues as anybody else, even if (or perhaps especially because) the majority of that time is spent in the hospital. That’s why in this week’s episode of “Ask Nurse Alice” on ScrubsBeat, Nurse Alice is not only issuing a gentle reminder, she’s also gathering ideas from your fellow nurses to help combat seasonal depression.

Which begs the question: What do you do to keep your spirits high when the days are short on sunlight but feelin’ extra long for you? Share your own tried-and-true pick-me-ups in the comments section below—it may just help bring another nurse relief!

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Nurse Alice

"Nurse Alice" Benjamin, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, PCCN-CMC is a nationally board-certified and award-winning cardiac clinical nurse specialist in critical care and adjunct clinical nursing faculty. She's also a national on-air health expert and has appeared on "The Dr. Oz Show," "The Doctors," "Dr. Drew," FOX, HLN and many more. She administers daily doses of health tips and health news to America via social media @AskNurseAlice. Visit AliceBenjamin.com for more information on Nurse Alice.
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2 Responses to What are your best tips to help tackle seasonal depression?

  1. RNgone20

    I work nights..I find it important to get some sunlight daily. Excersise and maintaining a healthy diet are key.Besides my regular multiple vitamin, I also supplement with extra vit D

  2. sherryjefferson

    Completely agree with you, depression is the biggest problem today. Any time you are depressed, improving yourself helps greatly. When you feel depressed, don’t sit and watch TV and then sleep-in late. Get out and do something that will make you feel like you’ve accomplished something. One can also take guidance from http://www.martine-voyance.com if you are dealing with some past related issues, physic reading can help you deal with anything that’s going wrong in your life.

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