Depression and the Holidays

We are well into the holiday season.  For some it’s a time of joy and happiness.  For others, it can be a time of sad memories and expectations that may not be met.  These and other reasons may result in depression and anxiety. These conditions are distinctly different, but can have the same result….to not be able to enjoy the season.  This post will give you some thoughts on depression.

My clients with depression have some or all of the following symptoms.  No or low energy; they wonder if life is worth living (with or without suicidal thoughts); trouble sleeping (too much or too little); trouble with appetite (too much or too little); trouble concentrating; feeling bad about yourself; little interest or pleasure in things; or just feeling down, depressed or hopeless.  These symptoms may be worse during the holidays.

If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, please know that there are effective methods to deal with them.  Please call/text River Bay Behavioral Health at (443) 775-0126 for an appointment or go to our web page

If you are feeling suicidal or if you want to hurt yourself, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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