Dealing with Depression During the Holidays

Contributed by Brandi Fitch

Depression can creep up on you when you least expect it during the holidays. Whether it is the stress from spending money on gifts, grieving the loss of a loved one, or spending time with difficult family members, the “holiday blues” are nothing to ignore and can be dealt with in various ways.

Why Care? May is Mental Health Month.

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(Content provided by the National Alliance on Mental Illness).

May is Mental Health Month. One in five people will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime. According to the 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment, 16% of Franklin County residents has a depressive disorder,  17% have an anxiety disorder and 52% reported depressive symptoms in the last two weeks.

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