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Navigating the Holiday Blues

Updated: Dec 3, 2023

The holiday season is often portrayed as a time of joy, love, and togetherness. However, for many individuals, it can be a challenging period, especially for those dealing with depression. At Deblin CARES, we understand that depression during the holidays can be particularly tough, and we're here to offer support and guidance to help you through this difficult time. In this blog, we'll explore the challenges of depression during the holidays and highlight the services available at Deblin CARES to provide the help you need.

Understanding Depression During the Holidays

Depression can intensify during the holiday season due to various reasons, such as increased stress, financial pressures, social isolation, and feelings of loneliness. The comparison of your inner struggles with the external expectations of happiness can be overwhelming. It's crucial to acknowledge these feelings and seek support when needed.

Deblin CARES Services

At Deblin CARES, we are committed to providing comprehensive mental health support for individuals dealing with depression, especially during the holiday season. Our services are designed to address the unique challenges that this time of year can bring. Here are some of the services we offer:

  1. Individual Counseling: Our licensed therapists specialize in depression and can help you explore your feelings, develop coping strategies, and work towards a brighter future.

  2. Groups: Sometimes, sharing your experiences with others who understand can be incredibly therapeutic. Our group therapy sessions provide a safe space for you to connect with people facing similar challenges.

  3. Teletherapy: For those who prefer remote counseling, we offer teletherapy sessions, allowing you to access support from the comfort of your home.

  4. Crisis Intervention: If you're in crisis, our crisis intervention services are available 24/7. You're never alone, and help is just a phone call away.

Coping Strategies for the Holiday Season

In addition to seeking professional help, there are several coping strategies you can implement to manage depression during the holidays:

  1. Set Realistic Expectations: Don't put too much pressure on yourself to be "happy" during the holidays. It's okay to have both good and bad days.

  2. Self-Care: Prioritize self-care activities that bring you joy and relaxation, whether it's reading, taking baths, or practicing mindfulness.

  3. Reach Out: Don't hesitate to lean on friends and family for support. Share your feelings with loved ones who can provide understanding and empathy.

  4. Limit Stress: Simplify your holiday plans, set boundaries, and avoid overextending yourself.

Depression during the holidays is a real and challenging experience, but remember that you don't have to go through it alone. Deblin CARES is here to support you with a range of services tailored to your needs. Reach out to us today and take the first step towards finding hope, healing, and happiness during this holiday season. Visit Deblin CARES to learn more about our services and how we can assist you in your journey towards better mental health.


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