Beating the Holiday Blues

Although the holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and good cheer, that’s not always the case. In fact, studies show that approximately 25 percent of the population suffers from some degree of depression during the holidays. After all, it’s the season of unrealistic expectations, stress and fatigue, combined with the increased demands […]

Coping with Grief during the Holidays

Although young people and adults generally follow the same approach to coping with grief, the intensity of their grief may vary. Disbelief and shock will likely be followed by crying, then anger, and later—a period of helpless dependence. Finally, after a period of grieving, a person accepts the loss. The best thing a friend or […]