First Tuesday Education Series

Seasonal Depression
What to know and how to help


Tuesday, December 5, 2023

5:00 pm-6:00 pm




Free!  Registration Required 

Seasonal Depression

Even in our mild Virginia climate, the changing of seasons can affect how we feel. Seasonal Depression, clinically known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is caused by a chemical change in the brain. Many of the symptoms of SAD are similar to symptoms of depression but occur seasonally. Join us on December 5 to learn more about seasonal depression, strategies to help yourself, and how to help loved ones who may be experiencing SAD. 

Join Kishara Griffin from The Women's Initiative to learn more about what seasonal depression is and how to feel better through the changing seasons. 

Advancing Nursing Excellence

"We often see people on the worst days of their life. I love being able to help." Jenna Vitolo, SMJH Emergency Department nurse and scholarship recipient

The Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation annually awards more than $300,000 in community support toward scholarships, awards, and certifications to support nurses and clinical staff. Last year, more than a dozen nurses pursued advanced degrees. Others deepened their expertise by attending national symposiums on end-of-life care and surgical technology. Earn-to-learn programs provided advanced training for clinical staff in sterile instrument processing and other essential skills. Community support also enabled the purchase of educational equipment for the hospital’s simulation lab.

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Past First Tuesday sessions have featured topics as diverse as diabetes management, stroke signs and symptoms, and how to cope with the emotional effects of seasonal changes. All sessions feature Sentara Martha Jefferson's community health team and medical staff, and frequently include local experts as well.  

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Contact Setour Dillard, BSN, to register or answer any questions about these classes at 434-984-4640 or