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Mental Wellness



More Than Just The Average Blues...

Morgan Daniels



As a child, on rainy days, I'd sing "rain, rain go away come again another day..." It would help get rid of the gloomy feelings that I felt on rainy days. Growing up, when it was rainy/dark out, I would just want to stay in bed and wake up when it all went away.

I did not know why I felt this way. It's like the weather would put me in a permanent funk. I would stare outside my window looking for my joy and it was as if I couldn't see it on the other side of the glass. I would wonder, does anyone else feel this way? As I'd hum the song that once helped me through. "Rain, Rain go away..." the rain was still in my mind. Literally clouding my own happiness. I began to wonder, "why do I feel this way?"

So, I googled. And googled. And googled.

Until I found an answer of this internal sadness I that was dependent on the weather outside. They called it, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Others call it names such as: winter blues, summer depression, or seasonal depression. This can cause depressive symptoms from something as simple as the weather.

With this being said, if you are having more than the average blues, you are not alone and you will get through.

— A Girl that found her JOY no matter what the Weather.