Holiday Stress and Mental Health

Posted on December 13, 2022 by Published by

From the Archdiocese Commission on Mental Illness & NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness)

The Archdiocese Commission on Mental Illness has an article with ideas on handling holiday stress. Here are a few tips from the article. Click HERE to read the full article.

  • Help loved ones figure out how to handle some of the stress of family gatherings (i.e. how to answer tough questions during family time, identify a task to focus on during gatherings, how
    long to stay, places to go to take breaks etc…).
  • Set boundaries around time spent on holiday tasks. An afternoon shopping at a couple stores is more manageable than a full day at the mall.
  • Prioritize quiet time with God by creating a special holy space with a candle, cross or picture to connect with Jesus.

If you or someone you love is looking for help:

  • The Suicide / Mental Health Crisis Helpline: 988
  • Crisis Text line- text “HOME to 741741
  • Our Mental Health Ministry Webpage for resources and educational info
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