Tis the season to be jolly! Or is it?
We are in full swing of the holiday season. The holidays are supposed to be fun and joyous time of year! But that isn’t always the case for everyone.
This time of year is especially hard because it is, or supposed to be, centered around family and loved ones. Anybody who has lost a loved one knows that a piece of them feels like it’s missing. Traditions aren’t even the same anymore because that special person may not be there. And on the extreme of things, there are those who battle with S.A.D. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that is related to changes in the season. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seasonal-affective-disorder/basics/definition/con-20021047
It refers to people who exemplify normal mental health during the year, but experience depression during the winter or summer months. There is a reason there is high levels of suicide rates during the holiday season. Sometimes the stress is too much to bare.
I’m asking you this holiday season, while you’re eating your turkey, opening your presents, and decking the halls that you reach out to the people you love. A simple phone call may change someone’s life. Reach out to those who may need it. Do something nice for someone else and watch how that makes you feel.
Song Of The Post: “I Really Miss You” S Club 7