Do You Have The Winter Blues?

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Do you have a case of the winter blues?

Some people can experience Seasonal Affective Disorder this time of year. 

“People might start to feel a lot more tired. They might feel like they want to isolate more. They might have difficulty being able to concentrate,” Avera Manager of Outpatient Behavioral Health Malia Holbeck said. 

There are ways to combat it such as doing your favorite activities, getting in some exercise and trying to maintain a regular sleep schedule. 

If your symptoms are more severe and they’re affecting your daily life, you should reach out for help from a doctor, counselor or therapist. 

We’re sharing additional advice on KELOLAND News at 6. 


Updated 12:22 p.m.

Are you tired of winter yet?

Bobbi German from Rosholt, South Dakota, puts it pretty simply.

“I hate it. I’m so ready for it to be done,” German said. 

Meanwhile, Debbie Griffith, who moved from California to South Dakota, doesn’t mind winter so far.

“I think it’s okay. I’m just busy with sewing. I like canning. We’ve been doing puzzles,” Griffith said. 

With another round of snow on the way, we want to know what you think.

Weigh in on our poll: 


Published at 10:04 a.m.

Get ready for more wintry weather.

A winter storm warning goes into effect for the area east of Sioux Falls starting at 6 p.m. The Sioux Falls area will be under a winter weather advisory. 

Snow will track through KELOLAND overnight. 

Could this weather be giving you the winter blues?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons. 

It typically starts in the later fall and early winter and goes away during the spring and summer. 

KELOLAND’s Kelli Volk will sit down with a medical professional Tuesday to learn the signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder and how it can be treated. 

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