Low mood is prevalent for various reasons including the time of year in addition to the impact of the pandemic on so many the last two and a half years. CAMH study at the beginning of 2022 stated that 27.7% of Canadians are experiencing feelings of depression. An article from the Mayo Clinic states, woman are twice as likely to have depression than men, and speaks to how depression can arise at various stages in life. There are many well discussed ways to support increasing mood such as exercise, diet, exercise, sleep, yoga, meditation, and social connections. Below I explore four considerations to boost low mood that are not discussed as often:
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Art Therapist. And I have been writing this blog since May 2021 about various topics including parenting, supporting adult and child mental health, and holistic approaches. The intention of this blog is to provide resources and information to others, however it is not intended to take the place of therapy. If you have any questions about anything written please reach out to me.