Dealing with depression at Christmas time makes it hard to be merry and bright. But you’re not alone.
Between 5-10% of the population experiences seasonal depression that comes to a head during the holiday season when the days are long and the weather is cold. Plus, 64% of individuals currently living with a mental illness report that their conditions are worse around the holidays.
Overcoming seasonal sadness isn’t as simple as thinking positive thoughts. With the right support and action steps, you can get through the holidays without sacrificing your mental health.
Tips For Mental Health During The Holidays
Mental health can be a rocky road, even without the added stressors of holiday shopping, mandatory family events, and changing weather. But there are a few things you can do to stay on top of feeling good this season:
- Manage your expectations during the holidays
- Spend more time outside in the sun
- Reach out to friends or family for support
- Stick to your healthy habits
- Pull back if you’re feeling anxious and overwhelmed
- Participate in activities or hobbies that bring you joy
- Seek professional help
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It’s important to protect your mental health during the holidays. Seek professional help if you feel that’s what you need to feel good.
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