For some, this time of year is difficult. You looked forward to the sun, the warm and seeing grass again all Winter, yet these things have arrived and you still feel as though a cloud is following you around. Others may feel relief with the sunshine, yet wonder why they still feel an emptiness or why it was so difficult to leave the house the past few months.

This video shared by the World Health Organization and created by Matthew Johnstone captures depression as a black dog that follows him as a metaphor for depression.
Click here: I had a black dog, his name was depression

If you are feeling down, never be afraid to ask for help. Remember you are not alone, and it can get better. Talk to a friend, health care provider or call the crisis line (705-728-5044). If you are a patient of our clinic call now to book an initial assessment with our social worker.

Amber Sperling RSW