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COPING WITH HOLIDAY DEPRESSION
By Paula Briedis, LCPC
Snow glistening outside, a warm fire inside. Brightly wrapped presents under the tree, the smell of the holiday meal awaiting, and relatives gathered around. Even Aunt Sally and little cousin Billy are getting along. You’ve found just the right present for Mom. Music playing in the background….falalala …bah humbug! Forget about the Norman Rockwell picture. For some, the upcoming holidays are far from the warm fuzzy greeting card notion. We are told “tis the season to be jolly”, but perhaps loneliness, depression, and anxiety have replaced the joy and cheer. Depression is common at this time of year. CONTINUE READING
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