Blue Christmas

This may be the most depression-free Christmas season our family has ever experienced. I’m incredibly thankful that my husband is currently beating his long-term depression and that I’ve found ways around my SAD.

The holiday season is very often painful for those with depression. The pressure to experience joy and goodwill can bring on a downward spiral of guilt (for not feeling joyful), envy (of those who can enjoy the season), and despair (because it seems that peace and joy are unattainable).

In Beat Back the Holiday Blues , a post this week on the National Alliance on Mental Illness blog, Kathleen Vogtle offers several thought-provoking and practical steps to take in order to get through the season on a healthier note.

If you know someone who  struggle with increased depression during the holiday season, take a look at “Beat the Holiday Blues.” It might be the best gift you could give.

-Amy

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2 Responses

  1. Reblogged this on theworldofneil and commented:
    So many see Christmas as a happy time, but it can be difficult – and lonely for a lot of people. Hope it goes well for you.

  2. You’re right, Neil. And I hope the same for you! 🙂

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