it’s not always tinsel and egg nog

Holidays can bring excitement, joy, love, and the holiday spirit, but they can also mean hard times for those among us.  We look around and see the smiling children and glittery decorations, but those struggling with stress and anxiety are too often overlooked.

“For people with mental illness, the holidays can seem overwhelming and filled with high hopes, and big failures.  These failures can end up making us feel worse about ourselves…Not everyone has good family relationships, and for all of us, extra people and social interactions mean added stress.”

This blog post has a wonderful holiday wish list for those who might struggle during the holiday season…

Being Mentally Ill And The Holidays | A Journey with You

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