Caring for Yourself and Others: A Holiday Support Guide

This time of year can be exciting and joyous, filled with traditions and hopefully some time to rest! Each year, some look forward to the connection and warmth that the holiday season can bring, but for many, the holidays also can be a stressful time.

Whether you celebrate the season with cultural or family traditions, recognize Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, other religious beliefs, or do not have any relationship with the holiday season, this time of year can cause stress, anxiety and depression. For some it may be stressful to gather with family, or it may be challenging when we aren’t able to get together with related or chosen family members. For others it may feel isolating to see constant holiday messaging that isn’t representative of our beliefs or culture.

At Each Mind Matters, we want to remind everyone to practice self-care through the holiday season. This month we will be sharing weekly tips for mental health and emotional wellness during the holiday season in a four-part series titled Caring for Yourself and Others: A Holiday Support Guide.

Here is a preview of what’s to come:

Week One
Coming Home for the Holidays: Creating a Safe Space for Your Emotional Well-Being

Week Two
Creating a Stigma-Free Squad: Tips for Dispelling Mental Health Stigma

Week Three
Being a Bright Spot for Friends and Family This Season

Week Four
The New Year: Looking Toward 2020 with Self-Compassion in Mind

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @EachMindMatters to be notified when each blog is posted, and check back on December 4th for our first post of the series!

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