a bright idea for beating the winter bluesa bright idea for beating the winter bluesa bright idea for beating the winter blues

by:YEROO     2019-09-21
KITCHENER —
For those who are frustrated after a few weeks of relentless gray skies and short gray days, a solution is right in front of them.
All four branches of the kidina Public Library have light therapy lights installed, and two are installed in the main library in the city center.
The lights look like an oversized, sturdy desk lamp, projecting bright light that mimics the natural outdoor light.
These lights are the idea of Robin mazudd, who has been a visiting librarian for the library for three months this winter, serving as a volunteer ambassador for the library and bringing new to the library
A few years ago, when mazudd from Victoria moved to Edmonton, he was ready for a colder winter than in the past.
What really surprised him, however, was how much the long winter and lack of sunlight affected him.
There are no windows in his office.
When he arrived, he often found himself in the dark, and when he left, he found the darkness again.
He said he could not see the sun for a few days if he did not go out for lunch.
\"I think I\'m a little caught off guard --\"Guard,\" he said.
\"I have been having problems with depression all the time, but it really shocked me that winter.
I may have experienced the lowest mood for a long time.
It\'s really painful.
\"His mood eased as time extended, but he could hardly face the idea of going through another winter.
His doctor recommended light therapy, which helped him.
Mazumder is not the only one who feels affected by the lack of sunlight.
Research in Ontario shows that two to two people may have seasonal emotional disorder or sadness, and up to 15 people are not as serious as \"winter blues \". \" A good-
The price of high-quality light therapy lights is between $200 and $300, which may be out of reach for people with tight budgets.
Waterloo umder, an occupational therapist studying for a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Waterloo, began to think about how to make this knowledge accessible to everyone.
The public library seems natural.
\"The premise of the library is to be a place for social justice, fairness and access,\" he said . \".
He put three lights in the Edmonton Public Library and received a small community grant.
These lights have been shining in Edmonton for three years and are very popular.
\"People are using them all the time,\" says Mazumder . \".
Some people do short light treatments in the library, which is part of their daily life.
So when he was invited to become a guest librarian at kidina, he immediately thought of installing the lights here.
With the help of the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network and the kidina city center community health center and the $3,000 grant, the kidina Library purchased six lights, which are available at each branch starting on Friday.
\'Given the gray winter we \'ve been through so far, their arrival seems to be timely, \'said Penny.
Lynn Fielding, director of community engagement at the library.
January was the worst year in at least 19 years in the region.
Coordinator of the University of Waterloo weather station with 13 cloudy days with limited or no sun.
In contrast, there are seven or eight days of cloudy days in a more typical year.
The lights in the library will be provided free of charge and people do not need to register before using them.
Although Mazumder warned that anyone with mental health problems should seek professional help, most people can use them without any effect.
The library advises people to use for 30 minutes and provides basic information next to each light.
\"I think this is closely related to our efforts to contribute to the health of the community,\" said fillin . \".
\"We have a lot of users who come to the library every day and spend their time in the library.
\"The Library wants to hear from those who use the lights,\" she said.
Mazumder hopes that in public places where people can see the use of lights, there will be a broader conversation about mental health.
He wants to spread the light further.
The winter season in the northern Swedish city of Umea lasted less than five hours, and light treatment lights were installed at bus shelters.
He would love to see the healing lights in all the bus shelters here.
But, at the same time, he has contacted a manufacturer of therapeutic lamps, asked them to purchase lamps for the library at a discount, and is developing a website to help libraries across the country buy lamps at a cheaper price.
Cthoots @ therecord
Com, Weibo: @ thompsonrecord Kitchener-
For those who are frustrated after a few weeks of relentless gray skies and short gray days, a solution is right in front of them.
All four branches of the kidina Public Library have light therapy lights installed, and two are installed in the main library in the city center.
The lights look like an oversized, sturdy desk lamp, projecting bright light that mimics the natural outdoor light.
These lights are the idea of Robin mazudd, who has been a visiting librarian for the library for three months this winter, serving as a volunteer ambassador for the library and bringing new to the library
A few years ago, when mazudd from Victoria moved to Edmonton, he was ready for a colder winter than in the past.
What really surprised him, however, was how much the long winter and lack of sunlight affected him.
There are no windows in his office.
When he arrived, he often found himself in the dark, and when he left, he found the darkness again.
He said he could not see the sun for a few days if he did not go out for lunch.
\"I think I\'m a little caught off guard --\"Guard,\" he said.
\"I have been having problems with depression all the time, but it really shocked me that winter.
I may have experienced the lowest mood for a long time.
It\'s really painful.
\"His mood eased as time extended, but he could hardly face the idea of going through another winter.
His doctor recommended light therapy, which helped him.
Mazumder is not the only one who feels affected by the lack of sunlight.
Research in Ontario shows that two to two people may have seasonal emotional disorder or sadness, and up to 15 people are not as serious as \"winter blues \". \" A good-
The price of high-quality light therapy lights is between $200 and $300, which may be out of reach for people with tight budgets.
Waterloo umder, an occupational therapist studying for a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Waterloo, began to think about how to make this knowledge accessible to everyone.
The public library seems natural.
\"The premise of the library is to be a place for social justice, fairness and access,\" he said . \".
He put three lights in the Edmonton Public Library and received a small community grant.
These lights have been shining in Edmonton for three years and are very popular.
\"People are using them all the time,\" says Mazumder . \".
Some people do short light treatments in the library, which is part of their daily life.
So when he was invited to become a guest librarian at kidina, he immediately thought of installing the lights here.
With the help of the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network and the kidina city center community health center and the $3,000 grant, the kidina Library purchased six lights, which are available at each branch starting on Friday.
\'Given the gray winter we \'ve been through so far, their arrival seems to be timely, \'said Penny.
Lynn Fielding, director of community engagement at the library.
January was the worst year in at least 19 years in the region.
Coordinator of the University of Waterloo weather station with 13 cloudy days with limited or no sun.
In contrast, there are seven or eight days of cloudy days in a more typical year.
The lights in the library will be provided free of charge and people do not need to register before using them.
Although Mazumder warned that anyone with mental health problems should seek professional help, most people can use them without any effect.
The library advises people to use for 30 minutes and provides basic information next to each light.
\"I think this is closely related to our efforts to contribute to the health of the community,\" said fillin . \".
\"We have a lot of users who come to the library every day and spend their time in the library.
\"The Library wants to hear from those who use the lights,\" she said.
Mazumder hopes that in public places where people can see the use of lights, there will be a broader conversation about mental health.
He wants to spread the light further.
The winter season in the northern Swedish city of Umea lasted less than five hours, and light treatment lights were installed at bus shelters.
He would love to see the healing lights in all the bus shelters here.
But, at the same time, he has contacted a manufacturer of therapeutic lamps, asked them to purchase lamps for the library at a discount, and is developing a website to help libraries across the country buy lamps at a cheaper price.
Cthoots @ therecord
Com, Weibo: @ thompsonrecord Kitchener-
For those who are frustrated after a few weeks of relentless gray skies and short gray days, a solution is right in front of them.
All four branches of the kidina Public Library have light therapy lights installed, and two are installed in the main library in the city center.
The lights look like an oversized, sturdy desk lamp, projecting bright light that mimics the natural outdoor light.
These lights are the idea of Robin mazudd, who has been a visiting librarian for the library for three months this winter, serving as a volunteer ambassador for the library and bringing new to the library
A few years ago, when mazudd from Victoria moved to Edmonton, he was ready for a colder winter than in the past.
What really surprised him, however, was how much the long winter and lack of sunlight affected him.
There are no windows in his office.
When he arrived, he often found himself in the dark, and when he left, he found the darkness again.
He said he could not see the sun for a few days if he did not go out for lunch.
\"I think I\'m a little caught off guard --\"Guard,\" he said.
\"I have been having problems with depression all the time, but it really shocked me that winter.
I may have experienced the lowest mood for a long time.
It\'s really painful.
\"His mood eased as time extended, but he could hardly face the idea of going through another winter.
His doctor recommended light therapy, which helped him.
Mazumder is not the only one who feels affected by the lack of sunlight.
Research in Ontario shows that two to two people may have seasonal emotional disorder or sadness, and up to 15 people are not as serious as \"winter blues \". \" A good-
The price of high-quality light therapy lights is between $200 and $300, which may be out of reach for people with tight budgets.
Waterloo umder, an occupational therapist studying for a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Waterloo, began to think about how to make this knowledge accessible to everyone.
The public library seems natural.
\"The premise of the library is to be a place for social justice, fairness and access,\" he said . \".
He put three lights in the Edmonton Public Library and received a small community grant.
These lights have been shining in Edmonton for three years and are very popular.
\"People are using them all the time,\" says Mazumder . \".
Some people do short light treatments in the library, which is part of their daily life.
So when he was invited to become a guest librarian at kidina, he immediately thought of installing the lights here.
With the help of the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network and the kidina city center community health center and the $3,000 grant, the kidina Library purchased six lights, which are available at each branch starting on Friday.
\'Given the gray winter we \'ve been through so far, their arrival seems to be timely, \'said Penny.
Lynn Fielding, director of community engagement at the library.
January was the worst year in at least 19 years in the region.
Coordinator of the University of Waterloo weather station with 13 cloudy days with limited or no sun.
In contrast, there are seven or eight days of cloudy days in a more typical year.
The lights in the library will be provided free of charge and people do not need to register before using them.
Although Mazumder warned that anyone with mental health problems should seek professional help, most people can use them without any effect.
The library advises people to use for 30 minutes and provides basic information next to each light.
\"I think this is closely related to our efforts to contribute to the health of the community,\" said fillin . \".
\"We have a lot of users who come to the library every day and spend their time in the library.
\"The Library wants to hear from those who use the lights,\" she said.
Mazumder hopes that in public places where people can see the use of lights, there will be a broader conversation about mental health.
He wants to spread the light further.
The winter season in the northern Swedish city of Umea lasted less than five hours, and light treatment lights were installed at bus shelters.
He would love to see the healing lights in all the bus shelters here.
But, at the same time, he has contacted a manufacturer of therapeutic lamps, asked them to purchase lamps for the library at a discount, and is developing a website to help libraries across the country buy lamps at a cheaper price.
Cthoots @ therecord
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