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FSAD peer support group

Andrew Haley, David Grau | Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Are you experiencing:

—Feelings of abject hopelessness?

—Loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed?

—Trouble eating/sleeping/working/finding the strength to carry on?

—The sense that something is missing inside of you?

—An inability to understand how everyone around you is able to cope?

Like many of you, perhaps, I have experienced all of these symptoms in recent days. If you have, you may be experiencing the onset of Football Seasonal Affective Disorder (FSAD). While this may seem like cause for concern, these feelings are common and treatable, and resources are available for your assistance.

Football Seasonal Affective Disorder is a cyclic, seasonal condition. This means that signs and symptoms come back and go away at the same time every year. If you’re like most people with FSAD, your symptoms start in the early fall and may continue into the winter months, occasionally until the beginning of January, sapping your energy and making you feel moody.

To assist individuals afflicted by this serious condition, the FSAD Peer Support Group has been established and will meet every Sunday afternoon following a football Saturday at St. Liam Hall. I would encourage you to seriously consider attending these meetings, and please refer your friends in need.

For more information, please visit University Health Services.

In Notre Dame,

Andrew Haley


Knott Hall

David Grau


Knott Hall

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