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The Holidays and Your Wellness

The Holidays and Your Wellness

December 13, 2022

The holiday season typically is a time of joyful celebrations with family and friends. Many people look forward to gathering, exchanging gifts, and celebrating traditions.

A few things to keep in mind during this holiday season…

– 1 in 3 Americans feel sad or lonely during the holidays. It’s normal and you are not alone.

– Stay connected with loved ones even if you are unable to physically join holiday gatherings; stay in touch through social networks such as e-mail, social media, video calls, and the telephone.

– Create new holiday traditions, especially traditions that include children, such as engaging in family baking or arts and crafts projects. Children feel relieved if they can express and communicate their feelings in a safe and supportive environment.

– During the holidays, social isolation and stress can be triggers for substance use and depression. Focus on maintaining sobriety during this challenging time by engaging in or continuing to engage in recovery meetings such as AA or NA.

If you are struggling to manage mental health or sobriety during this holiday season, reach out!

You are not alone!

For assistance contact MEND 395 Hudson Street, 5th Floor, NY, NY 10014 212-366-7590 or