Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Holiday Blues

By Rev. Lee Anderson, Minister of Care

As we enter the holiday season, those who will struggle with grief and depression are on my mind. While it seems the world is celebrating, there are so many who experience the holiday season in a different way.  You are not alone in these feelings. If you need someone to talk to, please call one of these 24/7 hotlines:

Colorado/Metro Crisis Services: 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or chat online at www.metrocrisisservices.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

While I have no cure for holiday blues and grief to share with you, here are some articles that others have written that will provide some insight into causes and suggestions to help manage these burdens.  

Healing holiday grief:

Tips for managing grief during the holidays:

Causes of holiday blues, and how to know if it’s something more:

Tips for coping with holiday stress & depression: