Holiday Depression- is it common?
Depression is a common problem during the Holiday Season. Feelings of neglect or loneliness can creep in and displace one’s joy. The good news is that your not alone. Talking with friends and family about your feelings can help; people with serious depression should consult with a professional.
“Many people suffer from bouts of depression or the bluesat different times during the year. During the holiday season people encounter memories of loved ones they have lost through death or divorce or friends who have moved away. People experience stress and difficult family reunions over the holidays. Depression is a growing problem. In fact, psychologists have said that we live in an “age of depression”.”