Is It a Blue Christmas?
This can be a tough time of year for many reasons: holiday stress, family stress, low levels of daylight, winter weather, etc. It may be even more so this year. There is help for the collective trauma that we are experiencing right now. My friend and colleague Rachelle Morgan is part of her state’s response team. She has helped create a wonderful set of videos on youtube. Look for Show Me Hope—Tri-County Mental Health. There are guided meditations and videos on dealing with holiday stress.
You can access crisis counseling no matter where you live in the US. Text or call the Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, 24/7, 365-day-a-year.
If you have tips on coping, I would love to hear them! Stay safe and healthy!