Warsaw - Post Report Question and Answers
Are there any particular mental health issues that tend to crop up at post, such as Seasonal Affective Disorder (winter blues)?
Poland has very long winter nights, so SAD lights are very helpful even for people that generally don't suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. I would recommend planning ahead for that. COVID has made life more restrictive (though not as restrictive as other countries), so I suspect that more folks are suffering from depression than normal in Poland too. - Oct 2021
Winter blues as it is gray, cloudy and dark in the winter like most of Europe is. Most made a point to travel to a sunny destination in the winter? - Jan 2021
S.A.D. (winter blues) tend to crop up in the winter months, from November to March, as the days are short and the weather is overcast/grey. You rarely see the sun in the wintertime. Polish people recommend taking vacation outside the country in November and February, which are decidely the least festive and most depressing winter months. - Sep 2019
SAD can be an issue. Winter can be long. - May 2018
SAD for sure. Bring some lights. - Apr 2018
SAD for sure, it stays gray and gloomy here from November-April or so, it starts getting dark at about 3:45. Many have a happy lamp and many love using the sauna. - Dec 2016