The decorations and lights have come down, the sweet treats reduced to a few remaining crumbs, company has returned home, and the joy you felt spending time with loved ones over the holidays has been replaced with the blues. The post-holiday blues are a common experience. The holidays afford the opportunity for many more pleasurable experiences, within a compressed period of time, than we normally encounter in our day to day lives. We can feel a little sad once we return to our normal routines. 6 tips for coping with the post-holiday blues.
There is no shame in needing help for mental health difficulties. Mental and emotional conditions like depression and anxiety are medical conditions (our brain is our biggest organ) and are as valid as heart disease and diabetes. It takes a lot of courage so say, “I need help.”
“Is it grief or something more?” That’s a question I’m often asked as a board certified clinical neuropsychologist. Everyone grieves differently. Do you know the signs and symptoms to watch for when grief progresses into depression? Learn more here.
Are you feeling depressed? You’re not alone. I have a confession to make: I have wrestled with the torrent of depression. Fortunately now, I am on the other side. When I look back on the dark night of my soul, there are things that I wish people had said to me back then to offer me hope. Read more for hope for depression.
Hang on to hope. Victory over depression begins with renewing our mind and refuting the enemy’s lies. Use these 5 Bible verses to replace the darkness of depression with the light of joy.