Light therapy lamps used to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

The Chinook Arch Regional Library System announced on Wednesday that they will be offering new light therapy lamps free of charge for 26 member library systems around southern Alberta.

Lisa Weekes, the associate director of Chinook Arch told us light therapy is vital since it is used to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder.

“They are a small, portable device which can be easily loaned out through our member libraries. And the public just takes them home and places them wherever they need, whether it’s on a desktop or a tabletop or even a nightstand. And you plug it in, and for maybe even as little as 30 minutes a day, you should see good, positive effects. And that’s why we’re so pleased that Albert Health Services has partnered with us, because they were able to provide an information sheet and recommendations on use for these devices.”

Light therapy lamps are available to borrow in libraries in Lethbridge, Cardston, Nanton and Stirling.

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