One of the most important things to remember during the holiday season is to take care of yourself. Self-care is critically important all year round, but particularly when you are under a lot of stress. These three tips are to help you manage your stress by taking care of your self. When you're feeling relaxed and well, you'll enjoy the holiday so much more!
Julie Totten, President & Founder of Families for Depression Awareness was interviewed for an article in December's issue of Bay State Parent. The article, titled "Teenage Moodiness or a Mood Disorder?" covers the signs and symptoms of mood disorders and gives parents some practical advice about helping their teen. Click here to download the full article (PDF).
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You’ve developed a realistic plan, divided your time, and you’ve set a budget. Now how do you manage the stress that comes with the inevitable (and often unavoidable) deviations from the plan? Minimize your stress by being self-aware and balanced. Balance is a key concept at this time of year. Use these tips to help you keep perspective throughout the holiday season.
The holiday season is here, and with the holiday season comes a lot of extra stress. There are many additional demands placed on you, and these additional stressors can quickly become overwhelming.
Many families will kick off the holiday season this Thursday with a sumptuous and satisfying Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving is almost exclusively an American holiday; it is about people who care about each other gathering together to eat traditional dishes and catching up by sharing stories and laughs. At my family’s Thanksgiving feast, no matter how many are around the table, each person is asked to say out loud something she or he is thankful for. This is one of the rituals of our Thanksgiving tradition.
Throughout 2012 we have followed and blogged about the shocking increase in the number of US troops who have died by suicide. The unsettling reports continued through October, with the US Army reporting 33 potential suicides. It is now almost guaranteed that the number of service men and women lost to suicide in 2012 will surpass the 2011 numbers.