With the upcoming combination of COVID-19 restrictions and colder, shorter days, psychologists worry that negative effects on mental health will increase in the following months.
The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with expected salary increases in 2020, worker reluctance to admit mental illness at work and discriminatory hiring practices.
SAD is a real medical condition that can affect anyone, even people who are not already predisposed to depression. The condition is more common in women than in men. Most people who develop SAD start experiencing symptoms in their 30s. Most people with SAD live in northern climates where there are shorter days in the winter months. Their symptoms begin to lessen in the spring when the amount of sunlight increases each day.