7 science-backed strategies to strengthen mental health this winter

While mental health can be complicated, studies suggest these steps can help.

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If winter is especially hard on your mental health, you’re not alone.

At least 6 percent of Americans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of depression that happens when the seasons change.


But the shorter and colder days are enough to give anyone run-of-the-mill winter blues, especially in a pandemic.