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Don't succumb to winter blues

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By The Staff

TELL CITY - Many people experience depression during winter and seasonal depression can greatly affect everyday life.

Major depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States, with 9.9 million adults experiencing major depression each year.

Some symptoms are lack of energy, loss of interest in everyday activities, weight gain, changes in sleep habits, changes in appetite and frequent thoughts of death or suicide.

Visiting Nurse Association, which offers mental-health services in the patients' homes, can help.

The VNA mental-health team provides a holistic method of caring for patients with mental illness.

Visiting Nurse Association is a nonprofit; community based home care and hospice provider. VNA has offices in Tell City, Evansville, Princeton and Eldorado, Ill.

For more information, call (800) 743-4862 or visit VNA's Web site at www.vnahc.org.