So, this time of year always seems to be hard for me to weather (no pun intended). The swing into winter (I live in an area with four seasons and looong cold winters) and the stress of finals add up to a minefield of depression triggers. Anyway, I'm looking for suggestions from other people who deal with Seasonal Affect issues as to ways to fight the problem. Unfortunately I have a limited budget and limited free time (college student on heavy financial aid), so a trip to the Bahamas for two weeks isn't an option. My therapist suggested going tanning occasionally, because she thought one of those lamp-thingys would be too expensive. I'm trying to eat more vegetables (esp. the green leafy ones) and to get sleep, but the cold crappy weather is still leaving me in the dumps. I used to love winter and snow, and I miss the days when I looked forward to the season instead of fearing it. Help?