Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is an emotional downturn during months where there is less sunlight, mainly in autumn and winter. The disorder affects about 2% of the United States population and can manifest itself in a desire to completely withdraw socially. Some effects are typically caused by lethargic symptoms of cooler weather and less sunlight. SAD is treated by light therapy and counseling, which can improve mood dramatically.
Seasonal Depression Awareness Month is an excellent time to draw attention to the tough emotional lows that people with SAD experience during the winter months. When a person is tired and upset, especially during the holiday season, it is difficult to maintain good mental health and social skills, let alone a good quality of self-respect.
ePromos has a wide selection of promotional items that are great to raise awareness for this month. Promotional items like light bulb themed promotional products, promotional coats or jackets and branded or imprinted blankets are perfect to raise awareness of the disorder as well as keep people warm and cozy during the winter months.
For some other great promotional opportunities, check out our promotional calendar.