The holidays are a warm, fuzzy and happy time for many people, but not for you. You find yourself wanting to isolate and stay in. For whatever reason you are not happy. People experience a depressed mood during the holidays for a variety of reasons. It could be because you feel lonely, are grieving or feel an increase in stress. Here are a few strategies to help you if you are struggling during the holiday.
3 Strategies to Cope
If you find that you are struggling with completing everyday tasks, I encourage you to find a mental health professional to talk with:
If your feelings of sadness are coupled with thoughts of suicide immediately:
Free festive things to do in the Las Vegas Area for the holidays:
City of Henderson Winterfest 12/13-12/14: https://www.cityofhenderson.com/henderson-happenings/events/special-events/winterfest
Ethel M Holiday Cactus Lights 11/5-01/5:
Visit the holiday display at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 12/7-01/04:
Ways to give in the Las Vegas Area:
Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth has holiday wish list for the children they serve. You can donate through December 9th.
HELP of Southern Nevada offers a variety of way to give. They have a toy drive, Turkey-a-Thon and ways to adopt a family.
I am a mental health therapist practicing in Henderson, NV. I have found that most of the people that I work with have lost themselves on the road to success. A key component of my treatment approach is assisting people in rediscovering their passions and restoring balance to their lives. This blog contains slivers of wisdom that I continue to discover while assisting people become mentally fit.