As many people are writing at the beginning of their articles now, the holidays are here again. With this information, it can create a great amount of joy. After all, we are all familiar with the “Christmas spirit.” However, when you have mental health issues, there are many, many other things to worry about. In … Continue reading Making It Through The Get-Togethers During The Holidays
The holiday season is a bad time for me because nearly three years ago my mum died just after Christmas. Since this time if I am honest, I have not celebrated it like I used to. It has left a massive void in my heart. But this year although I feel sad, I am going … Continue reading How do I deal and manage my mental health during the holidays?
The holidays can be a trying time of the year for some more than others. While some are jolly, admiring the lights, sales, and get-together, others are dreading the thought of the season even approaching. The end of the year holiday season with its shorter days, cooler weather, and past traumas trigger an uncomfortable reality … Continue reading Surviving the Holidays: Questions and Tactics to Navigating Your Mental Wellness
The holidays can be very difficult for people who suffer from mental health troubles. I have anxiety and I get occasional panic attacks, which are a lot better now but they can still crop up from time to time when I’m under more stress than usual. Mostly when I have a heavy workload or worried … Continue reading How I Protect My Mental Health During The Holidays
How can you protect your mental health during the holidays? This is such a good question. It can be hard. At times I struggle with this myself. Being back around extended family now after years away has made it harder. Excuse yourself to go to the bathroom if things get too overwhelming or there’s stress. … Continue reading How can you protect your mental health during the holidays?
It doesn’t matter how many times I have to pass or say no when someone asks me if I want a drink – it’s always hard and it’s always awkward. Peer pressure isn’t just in high school folks.
So many can feel it bright and merry for me my dear friend it’s the opposite, quite contrary. Because Mental illness does not take a Holiday.
“Why doesn’t someone write something that tells the truth and offers honest answers to avoiding stress during the holidays that aren’t wrapped up in layers of touchy-feely hogwash?” And so I did.
Try to remember that the season isn’t about making plans and being stressed out. It’s about enjoying the time with your family as you celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Understanding what is happening and having a plan to make it through can increase the sense of control and decrease your anxiety as well as your loved one.