Chill Chat

Let’s chat! Have a teen-related question – or just want to share some insight – about stress, anxiety or balancing life in general? If so, now’s your chance to speak up. Join Allina Health clinical psychologist, Dr. Lisa Herman, to virtually chat about different situations that may be causing you to be stressed. You’re not alone. Share your comments, ideas and stories to help others like you, stress less!

November 14, 2018

Why do I feel so blaaa during the winter months?

Many of us, especially those who live in Minnesota, can feel a bit more tired, down, and just overall blaa during the winter. What do you do to try to keep your mood stable and enjoy the colder, darker winter months?

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The Change to Chill™ Chat Q&A is presented for information only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice. Please always consult a trained mental health professional before making any decision regarding treatment of yourself or others. If you are in need of help, please contact a crisis clinic or a qualified mental health care provider.

Lisa Herman, LP, PsyD

I am a doctor of psychology and licensed psychologist, specializing in child and teen psychology, and a consultant for a grant-funded substance abuse program at the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry.

Best part of my work: The moment(s) when a patient realizes that they made progress!

Why I became a ­­­­­­psychologist: I always found myself glued to the TV when the psychologist was on a talk show. Helping others has been a passion for me since I was in high school.

What I tell my friends and family: Focus on “what is” and find the positive in any situation.

What patients say about me: I smile a lot and that people feel comfortable opening up during therapy.