Coping With Mental Stress of The Holidays
The holidays are coming up and sometimes they can be taxing for us mentally. Here is a very interesting article from healthyplace.com about coping with mental illness during the holidays. It talks about a variety of topics including:
-Being estranged from family and friends resulting in loneliness during the holiday season.
-Having an eating disorder and having to face the issue head-on during family gatherings and parties that center around food.
-Dealing with alcoholism or other addiction with alcohol being a main attraction during holiday get-togethers.
-Stress and anxiety that comes along with hosting holiday season celebrations or going to too many events.
-It’s the holidays and your therapist or doctor is out of town.