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Improving Winter Mental Health with Mr. Morrison

By Cole Kell

Studies show that extreme weather changes can negatively affect mental health. The winter season can cause people to stay inside more and detach from normal activities. This form of “hibernation mode” can increase depression. With daytime in the winter being shorter and having limited sunshine, our bodies produce less serotonin and more melatonin. This means the neurotransmitter associated with happiness is decreased while the chemical associated with depression and sleepiness is increased. The website I got this from was Winter Weather and Mental Health | The Kim Foundation.

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