Holiday Tips

Tips for Enhancing the Holiday Experience

Happy Kids for Christmas

It’s typical for children to become over stimulated and stressed with all the activities surrounding the holiday season. Children with social and behavioral challenges may have the most difficulty adapting to schedule changes, visits to unfamiliar places, and introductions to new people and foods. The following tips give parents and caregivers some ways to maintain the joy of the season.

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Coping with the Holidays
(Bi-lingual Summary)

Mental Illness:
Coping with the Holidays

Bringing Peace back
into the Holiday Season

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Coping with the Holidays

The seasons of Advent and Christmas, supposedly the most joyful times of the year, may be especially difficult for people dealing with personal loss, grief, loneliness, acute and chronic illnesses, financial hardship; and marital issues, like separation or divorce. Depression and anxiety may be intensified by popular culture perceptions about how Christmas should feel.

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Mental Illness: Coping with the Holidays

The holidays can be times of stress for everyone. As a person who lives with a mental illness, I have learned the importance of self-care…especially during times of stress in our lives. Try as much as possible to maintain your routines like sleeping, regular meals, exercising, taking medication, keeping appointments with mental health professionals and attending support groups....
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Bringing Peace back into the Holiday Season

As we know holidays are marketed to be a nostalgic time filled with warmth and comforting memories, in reality, it’s the most dreaded and traumatic time of the year for many. Following our guidelines and making adjustments in your home will create a most needed refuge. 

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