How to handle depression, isolation during holiday season amid pandemic


The holidays can be a difficult time for some and amid the coronavirus pandemic, feelings of depression and isolation can intensify.

Mental health experts want you to know you’re not alone and are encouraging people to reach out for help if they’re struggling.

“Some may experience increased anxiety, loneliness depression during the holidays this year and many have had more loss than others during this time; loss of a loved one, loss of jobs, even loss of life as we know it,” said psychologist, Dr. Rachel Needle.

Dr. Needle says it’s important to acknowledge your feelings and to keep the conversation going about mental health.

“Be sure to identify and acknowledge your emotions during this time, find things that make you happy whether it’s having a dance party by yourself, or on zoom with your friends or going for a walk.”

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The holidays can be a difficult time for some and amid the coronavirus pandemic, feelings of depression, anxiety and isolation can intensify. Mental health experts want you to know you’re not alone and are encouraging people to reach out for help if they’re struggling.



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