September 1 is a symbolic day, for many the formal start to the Autumn and the time Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) tends to increase.
Though SAD can occur during the summer months, for the vast majority of people it takes grip in the Autumn, as the weather gets colder and the nights draw in.
Coping strategies for SAD
To this end, we asked two Newspagers, Jim Lucas and Dr Shungu Hilda M'gadzah, for their advice on how people should best cope with SAD.
Check out their thoughts below.