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Full-spectrum therapy lamps are available for use at select Winnipeg Public Library branches.  These lamps are provided to offer support to people who struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

​Having these lamps at the Library provides an opportunity for people to test them and see if they help alleviate symptoms before they invest in their own units.


About Seasonal Affective Disorder
SAD is a form of depression with symptoms ranging from a lack of motivation to - in extreme cases - suicidal ideation. Light therapy, in addition to other therapies, has been shown to help people with SAD. People with SAD have shown improvement in as little as 20 minutes a day with the therapeutic effects of the light. 



Full spectrum lights are not for everyone, such as those with glaucoma, cataracts or bipolar affective disorder. Consult your family physician before considering light therapy. 

Which libraries have a lamp?

The following libraries have a lamp(s) available for use in designated areas and on a first come, first served basis.  


If you are in crisis, call:

Klinic Crisis Line, 24 hours, 7 days a week

phone: 204-786-8686
toll free: 1-888-322-3019
TTY: 204-784-4097

Manitoba Suicide Prevention and Support Line, 24 hours, 7 days a week
toll free: 1-877-435-7170

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