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Finding Peace this Holiday Season

December 6th, 2019

For many, the holidays are the happiest time of the year as they find themselves surrounded by friends, family, merry music, parties, and sweet treats. For many others, the holidays are a lonely time filled with cold days, memories of those lost, and unaccomplished hopes and dreams. If you are among the millions of people […]

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The Holidays and Depression: How to cope

December 19th, 2014

I am incredibly nervous about the holidays approaching. I find them to be stressful and often quite depressing given my past struggles. I suffered from depression years ago and haven’t received help due to how busy life has become. I don’t know how to keep hiding this from my family and friends. — Anonymous Mother, East […]

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Got the winter blues?

December 5th, 2012

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that is most commonly associated with the fall and winter seasons. It is a type of mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms in the winter or summer. While it […]

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Ho Ho Ho & Holiday Stress

November 29th, 2012

The holiday season is filled with joy, fun, and well, let’s not beat around the bush — STRESS. Family commitments, seeing family you haven’t seen in a while, and extra “to do’s” on your list can be the source of anxiety. This stress can negatively impact your ability to enjoy holiday festivities. Fortunately, there are […]

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From the Desk of Anne Constantino

November 21st, 2012

For many of us, the holidays are a time for gratitude and the enjoyment of family.  However, for many people, the holidays can be a sad and stressful time of year.  Feelings around the holidays can be magnified and can range from a few moments of sadness to a deep and persistent depression. Depression affects […]

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