Surviving the Holidays

Christmas.  That magical time of year when everything seems just a little bit brighter.  There’s twinkling lights and peppermint drinks with functions and gatherings almost every night of the week. By the time we hit December, Christmas marketing has hit the saturation point and it’s nearly impossible to ignore the fact that the most wonderful time of the year is upon us.  The only glitch is, it’s not the most wonderful time of the year for everyone.  The general perception is that everyone should be joyous and happy, but that’s not always the reality.

When the holiday season is anything but merry and bright, things can feel a little more daunting. So, if you’re just not feeling into Christmas this year (or any year maybe), you’re not alone. It’s ok to not be ok and it’s ok to ask for help.  Your feelings are valid and you matter.  If you’re struggling, please reach out.  You can:

  • talk to a friend or someone you trust
  • contact your medical provider
  • call Health Link @ 8-1-1 if don’t have a doctor or aren’t sure where to go
  • call the distress line @ 403-327-7905 if you need a safe space place to process your feelings