Weddings. Holiday parties. Birthday celebrations.
They are all supposed to be happy and joyous. But what about when you’re battling depression?
I remember the year my mother died. Only a few months later, the holidays were upon us, and I sat at the foot of the Christmas tree sobbing. “I’m not ready to be the matriarch of the family!” I couldn’t muster up the happiness, joy, or peace we sung about in the Christmas carols. I just wanted to forget the holiday, and forget my grief, and yet I couldn’t.
In today’s Ask Dr. B, Dr. Bengtson provides helpful tips on how to walk alongside someone who is depressed during the holidays. #depression #mentalhealth
Have you ever been lied to? I have. But probably not in the way you think. The lies we believe can have a profound impact on how we feel about ourselves. Fortunately God’s grace and mercy can bring us to a right view of ourselves.
The gifts are opened, the treats are eaten, and the decorations are ready to be put away. If this leaves you with the post-holiday blues, you aren’t alone. But there is hope! Read this post for a head start to beating the blues, but then join me for a FREE Webinar at 7:30pmCST for “10 Tips to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues!”
I held it in as long as I could, and then I lost it. I had melted into a puddle of post-holiday blues tears. The post-holiday blues are not only common, but fairly predictable. Once you know what leads to post-holiday blues, you can fend them off then keep them away. If you or someone you love suffers from the post holiday blues, I hope you’ll join me for “Ten Tips to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues.”