Advice on coping with the holiday blues
It's the week after Thanksgiving. Which means, if it hadn't started already, businesses are now playing non-stop holiday music; neighborhoods are decorated with red and green lights; and your Facebook wall is filled with pictures of Christmas trees and little kids on Santa's lap.
For some it's the most wonderful time of the year. For others suffering from mental illness, dealing with the death of a loved one, loss of a job, etc., Christmastime is anything but.
Last December, I had recently gone through a brutal break-up. And while going to holiday parties where most family members were accompanied by a significant other, the heartbreak felt even more severe (although my bank account appreciated it).
Here's some advice from Blue Care Network of Michigan on how to deal with seasonal depression during the holidays: