How to deal with depression and anger at the holidays
A festive mood that’s been building for years could be on the verge of turning into a major strain.
This holiday season is already having an impact on mental health, with anxiety and depression rising.
In the past few years, a new wave of people has been exposed to mental health issues.
These include those with mental health challenges, as well as those with physical illnesses.
There’s a lot more to life than just the holidays, says mental health consultant and writer of The Happy Holidays blog, Jane Hsu.
And the holidays are an opportunity to talk about these challenges.
We’re going to be having a very busy holiday season, says Hsu, who is also the author of The Mental Health Book of 2018.
And that means we’re going into the holidays with some serious stress.
Read more about mental health and stress: The holidays are here and now The holidays are the time for people to talk to their loved ones, says Linda Tarr, PhD, author of A Mindful Holidays Guide.
“We’re also going into this holiday season with the biggest mood swings in a year,” she says.
That’s because this year, people are having a hard time staying focused.
For some people, the stress of being a parent or caring for a child can get so intense that they lose control of their emotions.
For others, the mood swings could be so intense they feel as though they’re losing their mind.
It’s a stressful time for everyone, but it’s especially stressful for people who are suffering from depression.
Depression can make it hard for us to sleep at night and to stay focused, says Tarr.
It can make our relationships feel too distant and distant, which can have an effect on our health.
Depression also can lead to anxiety and a sense of worthlessness.
There are some people who will have a hard year, says J.J. Wigg, PhD. They’ll feel they can’t take their depression seriously.
But some people will feel better when they have a break.
“It’s a great time to be depressed, but if you’re depressed, it’s even better,” says Wigg.
We can’t blame the holiday season for these problems, he says.
We have to acknowledge that we’re at the beginning of this new season, he adds.
It takes a lot to take your depression and turn it into a mental health issue, and we can’t let it get to us.
So what can we do?
Here are some tips for coping with your depression: Get your sleep.
Your body is just as important as your mind in dealing with stress.
“Getting your body ready for the holidays is going to have a profound effect on your mood,” says Hsueh Chen, a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine.
And if you can’t sleep, you’ll probably have to face the challenge of being out in public.
It might be difficult to get enough rest, and it can be difficult if you have to take the bus to go to the movies or restaurants.
Talk to a therapist.
If you’re struggling with depression, the best thing you can do is get help from a therapist who is trained in treating depression and anxiety.
“Talking to a professional who can help you work through your feelings and feelings of worth, and who can be understanding and supportive can be really helpful,” says Chen.
You can also try going to a support group.
There may be other people who feel the same way you do.
Take your medication.
You need to take a variety of medications to manage your mood, according to the American Psychiatric Association.
For many people, that means taking medication that treats depression or anxiety, such as lithium, zoloft or fluoxetine.
It also includes some medications that treat bipolar disorder, such for example, aripiprazole, lithium, or venlafaxine.
The medication you take will depend on your medical condition.
But the medications will help to relieve some of the symptoms.
Learn how to manage stress and cope with stress in the meantime.
“As the holidays get closer, it is helpful to get some help coping with stress,” says Tarc.
That can include: Going for a walk, sitting in a calm, quiet space.