Thursday, November 4, 2010
Coping with Stress and Depression During the Holidays
It's early November, and the holiday season is just around the corner! The holidays can be a time of joy and excitement, but for many, they can also contribute to stress and depression.
According to the Mental Health America (MHA) article, "Holiday Depression and Stress," many factors can contribute to the "holiday blues" including unrealistic expectations, fatigue, financial constraints and the demands of family. The article includes simple tips and reminders for dealing with holiday pressures before, during and after the festivities.
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Photo: Thanksgiving Dealies, Some rights reserved by Martin Cathrae
Contributed by Lora M. Dziemiela, Program Secretary