Combat Depression and Loneliness this Holiday Season

Read about how to beat the Holiday Blues

The Holidays Can Be Difficult

Christmas can be a busy and stressful time for anyone, but for those who suffer from loneliness, depression and other mental health issues, the holiday season can be particularly difficult.

How to Cope with Depression this Holiday Season

If you have an existing diagnosis of depression, one of the most important things you can do over Christmas is to keep up with your treatment and management plan. If you take medications, keep up with them. If certain meditations, exercises or therapies have helped you, make sure you make them a priority even over the holidays.

If you have not been diagnosed with depression but feel that you are showing signs of it, or if for any reason you are struggling to cope with your mental health, seek help.

At Peakminds, we offer mental illness diagnosis and treatment and have the capacity to see you before the holiday season.

Loneliness During the Holiday Season

Each year, as the holiday season approaches, almost a staggering million older individuals find themselves spending the holidays alone. For these individuals, the season serves as a painful reminder of their loneliness.

For individuals who have experienced a loss, this season can cause memories to resurface and intensify the sense of loss and isolation they experience.

Whether you are young or old, the holidays can be a difficult time, especially for those finding themselves without a place to spend the holidays.

Social media, and the sharing of photos, videos, and messages of holiday plans can reinforce feelings of loneliness and isolation.

But you are not alone, we are here to help.

It’s Time to Put Your Mental Health First

For many people, the holiday season is a stressful time that can exacerbate mental health issues. If you anticipate any of these feelings around Christmas time, try to get ahead of them by making a conscious decision to prioritize and look after your mental health.

Whether you suffer from depression, loneliness, or simply find the festive season a lot to cope with, there are strategies you can use to help you take care of your psychological well-being.

Often people suffer in silence with mental health issues. Don’t be one of them. Don't hesitate to reach out for support and seek professional help if needed.

Remember, you are not alone in this journey, and there are resources available to assist you in navigating through the holiday season and beyond.

If you're feeling particularly low this year, book an appointment with one of our specialists for help with your mental health. Follow the link below to learn more: