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Taking Care Of Your Holiday Mental Health

Released December 05, 2023 02:18 PM
Spending time with family, the fun of hosting parties and meals, the search for the perfect gifts for the special people in our lives, and creating lasting memories bring joy to so many of us during the holidays.  But, let's face it, those same things can also bring a lot of stress.  In fact, in a recent survey, 43% of US adults noted that the stress of the holidays interferes with their ability to enjoy them (See article at

For those who are coping with the recent loss of a loved one, anxiety, or mental health challenges, those stresses are often magnified.

ALL OF US need to take time during the holidays to care for ourselves.  For helpful tips on handling holiday stresses from feeling lonely to anxiety about spending time with family, from feeling the financial pinch to feeling pressured to be filled with “holiday spirit”, visit

If you feel that you are in crisis and need more support, call or text 988 anytime 24/7/365 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.  You can also chat with them online at