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!