As the holidays are approaching and neighbors are out and about decorating, many individuals find these next couple of months to be a stressful period. For example, the holidays can be difficult for a variety of reasons, such as interacting with family members when there is tension, financial pressures, as well as pressures around eating. Be mindful of your friends and family who may be struggling with the holiday season, and try to be supportive around this time. Below are some tips that can help individuals who struggle with the holiday season:
– Gain the support of loved ones to help you through this difficult time
– Set clear boundaries
– Set reasonable expectations
– Don’t ever spend
– Forgive yourself
– Honor your own traditions
If you or someone you know is in need of mental health support especially around this holiday season, there are many options available, including professional counseling. Please call us at (215) 487-1330 or email us at Greenridge@intercommunityaction.org for more information about our counseling services.
Author: Kelsey Dailey, M.S.