You're not the only one. I used to get depressed in August every year. For me it is related to the school calendar. I was a teacher for 12 years but had to change occupations. I love to teach and miss it, I miss the environment of school and I miss the challenge and stimulation of the classroom. It may sound weird but I miss teaching but I don't miss being a teacher. They are two different things when you are teaching you are in the classroom but being a teacher includes a lot of impossible things, horrendous office politics and backstabbing. One year my district went on strike. That same year the district cut their budget, the state cut education funding and being that I was not the most senior person in the district I was out of a job. None of the nearby districts were hiring. With two kids heading for college it was time for a change with more stability. I have a good job now, I make more money then I ever would have as a teacher with a degree, certification, master's degree plus 96 credits.....but it isn't teaching.
Once I realized the connection it was easier to deal with. I see a naturalpath who did identify very low Vitamin D levels. I was supplimenting Vitamine D and taking Lexapro. For the last three years I have gotten off Lexapro in the spring time and by August have been a mess. My doctor theorizes that I had built up my levels of D and seratonin and by August I had depleted the supply. She says that some people just have naturally low levels. This year I am still on Lexapro and doing fine.
Try to figure out why August is a trigger. I will be worth the analysis.
Walk in harmony
I refuse to define myself by my condition or the meds I take