Is it really the rain that makes me so sad?
May 9, 2009 12:24 PM Subscribe
How do fellow Pacific Northwesters deal with rain-induced depression?
I live in Portland and I suffer from terrible, sometimes debilitating depression. I've tried to manage it a number of ways - I currently take zoloft, am vegan, I bike. But still I can't kick it. I end up drinking a lot and often.
Something I've noticed is that when I go visit my SO's family in Miami I become instantly happier. I know part of this is because I'm on vacation and I like her family, but I also know a huge part of it is simply the sunlight. I notice it so instantly. The bright, beautiful sun.
I love Portland, but I really think the weather is a major contributor to my depression (there are many other factors, I realize). I'm wondering how other Oregonians/Washingtonians deal with the effects of the constant rain on their mood.
(I've lived here for two years after having grown up in the midwest and college in NYC. I'm 24).
Thank you in advance everyone.