Tips on Managing Your Mental health During the Holidays.
Do you need help for your mental health now?
Perhaps it’s not your mental health you are worried about, is it a family member or a friend that you are concerned for?
While this was written on our blog in 2014, the information is still good today. Read the full blog post here “If your family is as far-flung as mine, the holiday season may be one of the few times of the year you’ll see some relatives. In my family’s holiday pictures, the kids usually look completely different from one year to the next! Maybe one of your relatives has changed too and unfortunately, may be struggling with a mental health issue. Possible signs may include a lower than normal mood, a lack of interest in family activities (withdrawal), crying spells or other symptoms of depression.
As someone who struggles with anxiety, having my family’s support is critical. Before I was first diagnosed, I was very defensive about my symptoms, and would brush off people’s concerns (with some serious teenage attitude). Here is some advice I can share about helping someone you think may be in distress.”