For many of us the holiday is filled with social gatherings, visits from family members, and lots of shopping. All of this can be very cheerful and fun. For others this can be a difficult season to get through. Seeking professional support is the number one thing you can do for yourself during this time especially if you find yourself withdrawing from others, experiencing an increase in anxious thinking, or have a history of struggles with substance use.
If you are one of those people currently struggling, visit this YouTube video from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to help you manage at your best this year.